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I have a 1996 ford contour and my brake lights are not working

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I have a 1996 ford contour and my brake lights are not working but my lights are and turn signals which are all the same bulb and i already checked the fuse and replaced it with a new one what else can it be?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 4 years ago.

 

Are all the brake lights out, or does the center mount light still work?

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The one in the window still works
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 4 years ago.

 

 

For some reason, I am not getting very good info on this vehicle (electrical diagrams are incomplete at best). I am going to opt-out and forward your question to a Tech that may better assist you. Sorry for the inconvenience. Sit tight one sec, someone will be right with you...

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
ok
Expert:  Vladgmru replied 4 years ago.
Hello.
I am another expert and my name is Vladimir.
It seems that you have a faulty multi-function switch (TURN SIGNAL LEVER/COMBINATION SWITCH).
When you depress the brake pedal, your brake lamp switch sends +12V power to the turn signal switch that in turn is supposed to transfer ( switch over) this power to the rear lamps.
Since your center mount stop light works, I can assume that the brake lamp switch is OK.
Since your turn signals work, I can assume that the wiring and lamps are OK.
Let me know if you need more assistance.
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