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2005 Chrysler Town and country touring--none of the brake

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lights work. all signals...
2005 Chrysler Town and country touring--none of the brake lights work. all signals work , taillights work, i replaced brake switch, and replaced body control module with used one. cruise control disengages with brake pedal. CAN you help?
JA: Have you checked the bulbs? Have you checked the connection?
Customer: all the bulbs work with tailights and signals, what connection?
JA: Are you fixing your Town and Country yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: replaced brake switch
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: replaced body control module
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6/17/2017
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago
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Do you have a digital volt meter and a test light so we can do some testing?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No, I have an analog multitester. I can go get a test light.
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

A test light will work to see what is going on.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
i have a test light now
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

I am sorry for the delay, I had to work late. Is there a good time to get together with you so we can go over the tests?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
How about 6 pm CST today?
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

That sounds good to me. Chat with you then.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I'm ready to go
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

The first thing I need you to do is turn the ignition switch to the run position. Then connect the test light to a good ground and then with the fuses still in the fuses box, touch the tip of the test light to the metal piece sticking through the plastic on each and every fuse. Tell me what fuses only have power to one side and what fuses do not have any power at all please.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
lf park/tail and rt park/tail don't have power on either side, all the rest light up
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

Now see if you have power to any of the wires at the brake switch p!ease.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
none of them have power
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

What size engine does your van have in it?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
3.8L, I put that in the original post
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

Are you sure you did not have power to the gray wire with a red strip?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
i tried it yesterday with it connected and disconnected, with key on and off .
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

I am going to send you a diagram of your fuse box, please make sure that you have fuses in each location and that they are the correct amp fuses please. Then double check and see if you have power to both sides of fuse 26.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
no #1, no #30, no IOD storage
#26 has power on both sides
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

What do you mean by NO#1 and 30?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
the fuses that are labeled 1 and 30
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

Is there no spot for the fuse or is the fuse missing?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
the fuses are missing
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

Can you put fuses in there locations please and then doube check fuse 26?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I put a fuse in #1 which is for fog lamps. I do not have a 40 amp for #30 which is some sort of washer. There is still power on both sides of #26
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

Can you pull fuse 26 out and see if you have power on the connecters in the fuse box please?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
There is power on one connector. it is the one towards the rear of the car
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

Can you put a new fuse in this spot and recheck it for power on both sides please?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I switched them, there is still power to both sides
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

So fuse 26 now has power to both sides?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
it always has
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

Now check the and see if you have power to the brake light switch please.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
NO
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

I will need you to unbolt the fuse box so you can get to the back side of it and check the wires coming out of it please. I will post a diagram of the plugs on the bottom of it so you can see what wires I need you to test.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
OK, I am out of daylight so it will have to be tomorrow
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

I understand. I am sorry this is taking so long. I just wanted to double check everything before we go to the fuse box itself.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
does the red/gray wire at the brake switch come from the signal switch?
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

The gray wire with a red strip comes from fuse 26.

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Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

The white wire with a tan strip goes to the third brake light.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
What fuse is that from?
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

Fuse 26. The white with a tan wire goes to the brake lights.

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Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

There has to be a break in the gray wire with a red strip from fuse 26 to the brake light switch.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
There is no other component in between the fuse and the switch?
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

When you tested the wires at the brake light switch, did you just check the connectors in the plug, or did you pierce the sheething and check the wires inside? If not can you check the gray wire with a red strip about 4 in, before the plug?

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Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

No. The gray wire with a red strip comes directly from the fuse box tot he brake light switch.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I did not pierce the sheathing, but I checked the connectors from front and back
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

Check the wire itself, I have seen the wire break right at the switch and you can not see te break as it is in the sheething.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I can try it in the morning
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

Let me know what you find.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
OK
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

I will post the back side of the fuse box for you tonight, as well as what wire needs to be tested.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
OK thanks
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

You are very welcome.

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Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 5 months ago

Did you have a chance to check the plug on the back of the fuse box?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I had power at the orange plug, I had power about 10 inches away from the fuse box. I replaced the wire and now it works. I took power from one of the charger ports(the one direct from the battery) on the dash. Only now my radio has no power and my remotes don't work.
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 4 months ago

How did you take power from the charger ports? Did you cut the wire, or use a scotch lock connector?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I connected new wire to charger wire with a plastic connector without cutting or skinning the wire. It clamps onto it. Then I cut the original gray/red wire. I used the same connector at the brake light switch to connect the new wire to the section of gray/red wire that was left. Is this acceptable? I could not find a route from the cabin to the fuse box to run a new wire. I disconnected the battery to reboot the central timer module? to get the remotes working again. It still doesn't work. All fuses are good. I must have disturbed something when I was working with the fuse box. The gray/red wire was only for the brake light, correct?
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 4 months ago

Double check fuses 20 and 14 and make sure they have power to both sides with the ignition switch in the run position please.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
fuse 14 is hot on both sides. Fuse 20 is a 30 amp fuse and is also hot on both sides
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 4 months ago

I need to look over the wire diagrams and see what I can find for you. Is there anything more that will not work at this point?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no, none of the functions work on either key Fob. and the radio
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 4 months ago

So the keyless entry and radio are the only things not working, correct?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
what do you want me to do ?
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 4 months ago

I need to know if the keyless entry and radio are the only two things not working

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
correct they are the only things not working
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 4 months ago

Disconnect the wire you ran the the brake switch and see if they work please.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
they disconnected the wire from the brake switch and it still the same the radio does not work and the key fob does not work
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 4 months ago

Disconnect the battery and leave it disconnected for thirty minutes and then reconnect it and see if they come back to life.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I disconnected the positive terminal yesterday for a few minutes and hooked it back up and it didn't work
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i'll try it for 30 minutes
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 4 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I reconnected the battery and there is no change
Dodge Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 4 months ago

Where they working before you connected the new wire to the bake switch?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
is there an in-line fuse to the radio ?
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