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I'm in Australia ,I recently purchased a 2006 PT Cruiser

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Hello I'm in Australia ,I...
Hello I'm in Australia ,I recently purchased a 2006 PT Cruiser with stop lights not working both left and right but upper on trunk lid works fine.
JA: Have you tried silicone spray or WD-40?
Customer: wd 40 on what?
JA: Are you fixing your PT Cruiser yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'm trying to fix it myself. it also appears to have no power to the trailer hitch.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: If I supply an external 12 volts to either lower stop lights they both come on. thanks Mario
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Australia Car
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AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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Hi Im David what engine do you have in the cruiser?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
2.4ltr non turbo
AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Have you checked the fuses in the tipm?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The brake fuse is ok,checked with multimeter
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The third light on hatch cover comes on when you apply brakes
AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

totally different circuit for the third brake light

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AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

pull the fuse, check for power on one side.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
way past my bed time can we continue in the morning. Are you in australia THANKS
AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

in the states its 7:46 am

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Checking with meter can't find any power on factory fitted trailer socket either no turn indicator or park lights.
AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

need to focus on brake lights first. check for power at fuse for brakes.

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AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

ill be back on tonight. go get some sleep

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you ......Mario
AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

you bet

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AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

any update?

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AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

do you still need assistance?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Sorry David for the delay in response, this car Imay regret ever buying,the battery went flat after talking with you have had the charger on it .Checked all fuses and have power on both sides,the only brake fuse I see is marked CHML and that's ok but now the car has developed another fault the starter won't engage I'll have to ckeck if there's power to the starter solenoid when I turn the key .I purchased the car as a non runner with a broken timing belt that has been replaced complete with tensioner idler and water pump.previously the car hadbeen sitting faulty since April
AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

ok, sounds like we got some work to do.

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AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

the fuse chml is for the 3rd brake light which as i have said is on a separate circuit than the others. let me pull up a print for you.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The engine started and ran beautifully after the timing belt replacement
AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

ok. well we can check for power to the starter to start with, but im hoping this is a problem with the tipm... still looking for power for the brake lights. thanks for your patience

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AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

The main brake lamps aren't on a fused circuit. These are controlled by the TIPM, the module/fuse box under the hood. If both of them have quit working at the same time but not the third brake lamp then you know it's not a fuse. The brake lamp switch gets a fused battery voltage feed from fuse 3 under the hood, but that is also used for the third brake lamp and all other outputs

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AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

The first thing I would recommend is disconnecting the battery. This will clear any fault codes stored in the TIPM and may restore operation. If not then you may have a bad brake switch

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks David ,it's after midnight here,I'll check in the morning. Sorry to bother you. Good night.
AU Auto Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

sounds good. and you're not bothering me. its 9am here. just starting my day.

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