96 ford ranger brake light problem

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Old 03-02-04, 07:29 PM
taddau
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96 ford ranger brake light problem

My left brake light does not work. All the running lights, turn signals and everything else works, but no left rear side brake light. I have changed the bulb but no response when I apply the brake. If anyone has any suggestions that would help out.
 
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Old 03-03-04, 02:40 PM
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did you check if you got power coming to it ? use a voltmeter or a
(12 V) testlight
sometimes the contacts in the socket get corroded and there wont be any electrical connection. scrub them clean.
 
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Old 03-04-04, 08:52 AM
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Try stepping on the brake while you move the turn signal lever, try lifting it. Does the brake light work if the right signal is on?
 
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Old 03-04-04, 09:07 AM
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Thank you for you advise. The outlet for the bulb was filled with %^$*, cleaned it and now it works fine. Problem solved. Thanks guys
 
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