Brakes? How do I detemine if there's a short in the wiring?


Old 09-15-03, 07:32 PM
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Question Brakes? How do I detemine if there's a short in the wiring?

I have a '94 Ford Ranger. I'v recently noticed that my brake lights work only part of the time. This includes both rear brake lights as well as the middle light in the top of my truck's cap. How do I check the wiring and what am I looking for exactly? Is there a specific area where the problem is most likely to be occurring?

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Old 09-15-03, 11:12 PM
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first, disconnect anything not factory, the cap and any trailer wiring you might have, this will eliminate 99% of the potential problems

post back if you still have a problem
Old 09-16-03, 03:47 AM
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Agree with Mike..

Have you checked the bulbs? Sockets? Wiring?

Make sure you have the right bulbs in there and they are good. Bad bulbs will cause many electrical gremlins.
Old 09-16-03, 09:23 AM
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Needing - About a year ago I had the identical sounding problem with my '94 Mazda B4000 which I think is the same as your Ranger. The fix for me was a new brake light switch. It was inexpensive and not a difficult replacement. It mounts on the brake pedal arm.

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