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Hi my left rear...

Hi my left rear break light went out, I have already replaced the bulb but still isnt working...my Ford is a used one and didnt have the manual when i bought it and am having difficulty determing which fuse i need to replace

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?

The right break light is function well and no I hadnt thought about checking the brake fluid level

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2001 Explorer XLT

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes i am, like i said i have already replaced the bulb on the left side and after doing that i check the brake lights and still only the right side came on

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Nope just that

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Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

The brake light fuse is the fuse #13 located in the interior fuse pane but if the right side works as well as the 3rd brake light then the problem is not the fuse, dose the RH side work as well as the 3rd brake light?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
both the RH side and the 3rd Brake light work
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Okay that means the fuse is okay, if you take a 12 volt test light or a volt meter do you have power at the light green wire with the break depressed at the LH rear socket with the bulb removed? Please check this and let me know.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
will need to hunt down my volt meter as everything is in storage right now
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Okay let me know what you find

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