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Odd reason I 't have any brake lights when I press on the

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For some odd reason I don't have any brake lights when I press on the brakes. When I turn the lights on they all light but the brake lights don't get brighter. 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. I've replace the brake switch and park light relay thus far with no changes.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?
Customer: Approx. 165K
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. Brake switch and park light relay.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No fuses burnt. And all the bulbs were replaced.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Press the brake light switch in by hand and see if the brake lights work now. On most, that switch is adjustable, I will look and see.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's not adjustable and I tried that with using my finger to depress. Still didn't work.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Once adjusted, that's it.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Check the fuse then.

I'll look up the wiring diagram, but I need to know some more info, such as what engine came in this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fuses checked and all good.
5.7 V8 Hemi.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

What did you use to check the fuses?

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

is this 4wd or RWD? Auto or manual trans?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
RWD. Auto.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Does the high mounted stop lamp work, if equipped?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. I take it you mean the 3rd brake light.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

yes, that one.

Let's backup here. Fuse #24 in the integrated power module, does it have voltage to both sides all the time checking with a voltmeter or 12 volt test light?

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Here are the 2 wiring diagrams,

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

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