Brake Lights Not Working 67 Monaco Wagon?

Electrical & Ignition

  1. DJAstral

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    Suddenly, my brake lights have stopped working. 2 weeks at my very competent local garage & still no luck...

    Could anybody please advise on all the things to check?

    The switch looks like it disconnects rather than connects the circuit when you press the pedal, which is new to me & is connected to the turn signals somehow? Totally lost even with wiring diagrams! Any advice would be really appreciated as it’s a crazy thing for her to be off the road for!
     
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    All the lights, running, brake, turnsignal etc all run through the turn signal switch in the steering column....my guess is a worn out and warped TS switch.
     
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    Hi there, thanks very much l for this - I’ve found one of these switches for sale & they are very pricey but... bought it as the
    only one for sale here in the UK...
     
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    Depending on the column you have...mine was about 40$ from summit
     
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    Have you checked the kick panel connector?
     
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    No, don’t think so - excuse my ignorance but where abouts is this?
     
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    behind the driver side kick panel...by your feet...the body connector running to the back is there. may be a bad connection or corrosion or something. one more thing to check anyway.
     
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    Checked this thanks for this, looks & tests fine
     
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    Thanks, shame I’m in Scotland - no stores like this over here sadly!
     
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    summit is an online company...might ship to scotland..
     
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    If you do not have current at the input side of the brake light switch, the next place to check is at the turn signal switch connector, (black wire I think), and then at the turn signal switch itself. Likely the problem is there.
     
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    Thanks for this - going through give that a go & have a new old stock switch to replace it with as well. Totally stuck now though as steering wheel proving impossible to remove with a pulled & access is difficult because of the plastic shroud?
     
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    You need a puller to get the steering wheel off.

    This is a proper steering wheel puller...

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    But I use one of these...it's tight to get the bolts in place but it works....

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