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Old October 17th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Brake light issue

Driver's side brake light does not light up. the running light works but when you apply the brake the lamp goes out completely instead of getting brighter. Also the high stop light doesn't work i imagine somehow that's tied into the driver's side light? Passenger side functions normally.

Any ideas as to were to start?
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Old October 17th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Mine was a shorted wire in the back. It's pretty easy to check from behind the rear wheels, so I'd say start there and confirm the integrity of the wiring back there. If you're running the stock 1995 lights, then also open up the lights and check the connection at the plinths for corrosion. Work from where it's easiest to access first (check fuses, check easily-accessible light wiring, etc.), then move on to the harder stuff if you haven't found your culprit. Have you changed anything recently?
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Old October 17th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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haven't changed anything recently. i guess i'll start with the fuses and then check the wiring. doesn't seem to be a lot of slack for the driver's side lamp, hope i don't have to drop the rear crossmember...am i correct in assuming that the high stop is tied to the drivers side taillight??
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Old October 17th, 2013, 01:22 PM
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My lights go out all the time. Recently I went with LED bulbs that were $16. Double check the tabs inside the bulb sockets as rijosho said. Pullling the bulbs is a 2 minute job with a phillips head. I noticed that the vibrations of these trucks is actually pretty hard on the lead or whatever based connections on the cheap bulbs. I used some electric grease last time when installing the LED bulbs. The fact that yours go out completely when braking is odd. That said I like the idea of working from cheapest to most expensive. Check the tabs inside the sockets, check the bulbs and go from there.

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Old October 18th, 2013, 11:34 AM
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if i have a high stop bulb out, is it possible that that would bang up all the other lights??? no right?
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Old October 18th, 2013, 11:40 AM
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if i have a high stop bulb out, is it possible that that would bang up all the other lights??? no right?
yes very possible. Not sure specifically about the 3rd brake light, but some things are wired in tandem.
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Third no. I removed mine along with the rusted out bar and my brake lights still work.
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