brake lights don.t work

Asked by jitterbug Jan 13, 2008 at 10:54 AM about the 1987 Jeep Cherokee

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

brake lights don,t work

4 Answers


have you checked the fuses and the bulbs? has a trailer hitch been added to your jeep? check the wiring under the rear of the truck, sometimes the wiring gets fraed. if a hitch has been installed the wring or the connector goes bad over time(from the rain/winter salt). hope this helps best of luck.

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Also check the stop light switch which is mounted on or near the brake pedal. This can go bad causing no brake lights when brakes are applied.

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DOH!!!! I forgot about that, It has been awhile since I replaced?fixed one of those. My bad. Thanks littlehorn for mentioning that.

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Some vehicles It can be the blinker switch that cause them not to work too

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