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Old 06-20-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Brake Light Issues

Just bought this Airstream Land Yacht. The brake lights don't work on the rear except the Center "high mount" light works. The turn signals work. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:49 PM   #2
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Determine if you have power in and out of the brake light switch. Depending on your unit, this may be located under the dash and be mechanical, or may be a pressure switch located elsewhere?

Edit ---- I see the switch must have power if the highmount one works.
Chances are someone has tampered with the lines at the rear when installing the trailer plug. I would check the plug for working brake lights and follow the wires back to the taillight housings.

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Old 06-23-2013, 01:57 PM   #3
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brake lght issue

I looked at the wiring there and the only wiring that has power at the back is the one that the owners manual wiring diagram shows as a dedicated wire for the third or high mount taillight. There are two switches on the brake pedal. there is no power at the trailer plug either with the brake pedal depressed.
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I know it sounds simple and elementary, but- have you checked the bulbs? I have had to replace both tail lights at the same time on my Pathfinder. I don't necessarily think they both blew at the same time, but I didn't notice when the first one blew.
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Have you got power in and out of the brake switches? If power there then with no power to the trailer plug also there may be a fuse that is bad or not properly seated.

A good test lamp costs about $10 or less and you will use it many times for these type of problems.

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I looked at the wiring there and the only wiring that has power at the back is the one that the owners manual wiring diagram shows as a dedicated wire for the third or high mount taillight. There are two switches on the brake pedal. there is no power at the trailer plug either with the brake pedal depressed.
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