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Old 12-05-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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No brake lights please help!

1987 4l I-6 hey guys, today I was driving to the gas station and got pulled over, the RCMP officer told me I had no tail lights. I have no idea how long it's been like this and I have no idea how it happened. Any thoughts?

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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If they are both out, then I would start with checking the fuse.

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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check the switch
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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I'll check the fuse first thing... Hopefully that's all it is. Is it possible the bulbs just went?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:29 AM   #5
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I'll check the fuse first thing... Hopefully that's all it is. Is it possible the bulbs just went?
yes,it is possible and sure would not hurt to check but the odds are against both of them going at the same time
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check the switch
This was my issue. Not a difficult fix and pretty cheap.
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You say brake lights in the subject, but tail lights in your post- which is it?

Tail lights will either be a fuse or the bulbs.

Brake lights could be a fuse, the bulbs, or the brake light switch.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:15 PM   #8
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You say brake lights in the subject, but tail lights in your post- which is it?

Tail lights will either be a fuse or the bulbs.

Brake lights could be a fuse, the bulbs, or the brake light switch.
My tail lights, brake lights, emergency lights and signal lights are all the same...
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:09 AM   #9
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My tail lights, brake lights, emergency lights and signal lights are all the same...
no..your tail lights and your brake lights are different circuits
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:04 AM   #10
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no..your tail lights and your brake lights are different circuits
They are the same lights tho
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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They are the same lights tho
same bulbs,but different elements and completely different circuits..what is working and what is not ??
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #12
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same bulbs,but different elements and completely different circuits..what is working and what is not ??
Nothing In the back is working at all, does this mean its going to be either the lights that need to be changed or the wire is cut or something?
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:41 PM   #13
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Nothing In the back is working at all, does this mean its going to be either the lights that need to be changed or the wire is cut or something?
yes,the wire cut be cut or burned but I would open up the taillights.Take the bulbs out and look at them.if they are good then look at the sockets that the bulbs fit in.If they look good I would turn the headlights on and with a meter,check and see if you have 12 volts..if everything looks good and checks out so far,then I would make sure that the taillights are grounded
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Buddy helped me out yesterday, a mix of a blown fuse and a bad ground was the problem, she's working A OK for now
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #15
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Buddy helped me out yesterday, a mix of a blown fuse and a bad ground was the problem, she's working A OK for now
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