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Old 03-24-2014, 10:25 PM   #1
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Rear taillight problem

I just bought a wrangler tj yesterday and I got it back home and my brake lights stopped working? but my running lights, turn signals, and reverse lights do and the break light over the tire works. checked fuses connections and bulbs.

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Old 03-24-2014, 11:41 PM   #2
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Are you sure they were working when you bought the Jeep?
The previous owner may have done some wiring changes somewhere...

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Old 03-25-2014, 09:42 AM   #3
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Take off the lenses, check the mounting bolts. That is how the rear tail lights get their ground. Make sure it's not corroded or rusty.
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If your tail lights, turn signals, and high center brake light are working, that would pretty much rule out bulbs, grounds, brake light switch, and fuse. Most likely it's the multifunction switch.
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they are aftermarket lights also.
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they are aftermarket lights also.
Then it would depend on what they are, and how they are wired. You're most likely going to need some help from someone local (who can put eyes on what you have) who understands wiring to make sure the way it is set up will even work
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Did you buy it privately or from a dealer? Any decent dealer I'm sure would help if you only got it yesterday...

If not, check for power at the brake pedal switch, tail light bulb sockets etc, or find someone that can and go from there.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:35 PM   #8
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Spray a small amount of WD40 on your emergency flasher and work it several times.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:34 PM   #9
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the wiring wasn't plugged in right, but its fixed and now im leaking antifreeze.. did I totally get scammed on this jeep? I bought it privately.

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