79 Ford Ranchero brake lights not working

10

Asked by Jan 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM about the 1979 Ford Ranchero

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 79 Ford Ranchero so far I've replace
the brake light switch on the pedal in the
Flasher solenoid in the fuse box any other
ideas

3 Answers

137,745

Most common with thee old Fords is the turn signal switch itself, it cancels the brake light on either side when the turn signal is used. Also check the 4way switch, sometimes it can get stuck between modes and cancel the lights also, try cycling it a few times and see if you brake light come back, if not then it's time for a turn signal switch.

10

Ever light works but the brake lights

1 people found this helpful.
137,745

You do have power at the brake light switch? And when the pedal is pressed it goes through the switch and out the other connector right? If so, turn on the 4 ways and step on the brake pedal, the 4 ways should stop flashing and stay on steady, check both front and rear lights, if they don't repalce the turn signal switch assembly, if they do then you have a wiring problem, possibly in the in the steering column, or main harness through the front bulkhead.

Your Answer:

Ranchero

Looking for a Used Ranchero in your area?

CarGurus has 42 nationwide Ranchero listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Ford Ranchero Experts

  • #1
    MrBlueOval
    Reputation
    270
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    160
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,968 Great Deals out of 217,972 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Mustang
616 Great Deals out of 38,639 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Fairlane
80 listings
Used Lincoln Continental
49 Great Deals out of 2,778 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Thunderbird
30 Great Deals out of 1,014 listings starting at $6,200
Used Chevrolet Corvette
291 Great Deals out of 15,968 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford F-100
168 listings
Used Ford F-250
355 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Bronco
209 listings

Used Cars for Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.