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2003 dodge durango. Brake light not working but running

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2003 dodge durango. Brake...

2003 dodge durango. Brake light not working but running lights and blinkers work.replaced the brake light switch due to it being ripped out.

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

I spliced all the wires to correct pairs but no luck tested for 12v but only got about 7v

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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. If you jumper the brake light switch, do the brake lights illuminate? What size engine do you have?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
V8 4.7.. jump which wires
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Jumper the Pink/dark blue wire to the tan/white wire

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No luck
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Does the high mount stop lamp work when jumpering these wires?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No it does not
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, then I suspect the problem is upstream due to the low voltage going to the switch. Start by checking fuse 19 in the juntion box for power. Be sure it has FULL battery voltage on it at all times.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

No.. wait... I take that back. It is fuse number 5 (20 amp fuse) in the power distribution center under the hood that feeds the brake light switch.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

If this fuse has full battery voltage on it, then the problem is between this fuse and the brake light switch. If this fuse has low voltage on it, then I suspect the problem to be upstream of the fuse.. like a bad power distribution center or a bad connection at or after the battery.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok so the fuse is only rating at 5v
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

No.. this is fuse NUMBER 5 and it is a 20 AMP fuse

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I I don't know how to check amperage with my multimeter
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Your not checking amps. Your checking volts. Just set it to the 20 volt DC setting

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Okay it's maxing out at 11v
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Scratch that 13v
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, then thats good. This means we have succesfully narrowed the problem down. Since this fuse is good and have full battery voltage on it, this means the problem is between the fuse and the brake light switch.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok what next
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Either the power distribution is bad or the wire from the PDC to the brake light switch is bad. I would check the wire first and replace it if there is a voltage drop from the PDC to the brake light switch. If there is low voltage coming directly out of the PDC on that circuit, then the problem is inside the PDC and the PDC is bad and need to be replaced.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

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