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96 Dodge: the brake lights and blinkers are not working

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I recently purchased a '96 Dodge Ram truck, the brake lights and blinkers are not working. The blinkers don't work on the dash, or the front. What to check to find the problem
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Steve replied 9 years ago.


If the brake lamps and the signals are all not working, you most likely have a faulty turn signal switch. The brake light wiring passes through the TS switch, and uses common wiring to the rear of the truck.

First, check to make sure the 40 amp fuse in cavity 3 of the underhood fuse block and the 15 amp fuse in cavity 6 of the interior fuse block are not blown. If the fuses are OK, check for power coming into the turn signal switch on the red/gray wire (which passes through the flasher) and power coming out of the switch (dk green/red to the left rear and brown/pink to the right rear). If you have power in and not out of the switch when it is activated, the switch is faulty and will need to be replaced.


the switch is part number(NNN) NNN-NNNNand retails for about $102.00 at any Dodge dealer parts department.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
My husband will be home around 5:00 pm. He is going to check the fuses as soon as he comes in. Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX post back after 5:00
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Where is the turn signal switch located? Is it in the column, or under the dash?
Expert:  Steve replied 9 years ago.
The turn signal switch is an integral part of the multifunction switch assembly located in the steering column.    To access the multifunction switch, you need to remove the plastic covering from around the upper steering column.