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My 2014 Ford Escape (no recall on electrical issues) is having electrical issues. It says brake bulb is out. I changed it with a brand new one - and it still says bulb out. When I touch the brake, the light turns on for a moment then turns off. The clock is now only going if the car is on and the turn signals are blinking like crazy when I turn them on. Sometimes the car mysteriously has a drained battery in the morning and I have to jump start it. I checked the fuses that I could find relatedto the brake light - and they seem fine. What can it be? I don’t want to take it to the dealership!
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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 3 months ago
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Which brake light is not coming on?

Do you own a digital volt meter to do a battery daw test?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Brake light comes on, then turns off within a second. But it’s not the bulb that’s at fault. I think I have a voltmeter but I have to dig it and do the test tomorrow. Can you advise how to test?
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 3 months ago

Are you referring to one of the 3 brake light on the rear of the vehicle or the brake warning light on the dash for low brake fluid and the parking brake?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hm. The issue is with the left rear brake light. The one that comes on when I depress the brake in the car. That said, it is also throwing a wArning on my dash - I can’t remember the exact wording but something like “rear brake bulb fault”
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 3 months ago

We need to do this test for the brake light. https://www.dropbox.com/s/yauqj6xm1ac9881/14bcm.png?dl=0

We need to do this test for the battery draw. https://www.dropbox.com/s/k6dvxt9gvn4lsgv/14draw.pdf?dl=0

You now will see a rating scale 1=bad to-5=excellent because I have posted a full or partial answer instead of an info request. When you rate I get a portion of the deposit you made, no rating means you still paid, but I earn nothing. My goal is understanding your question, and addressing it in full detail. In return, receiving a 5-star rating. Rating does not close the post or stop the conversation. Please keep in contact and reply as much as needed. Thanks, Chris

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hi Chris - thank you for the added info. For rating - it says “finish by rating”. Since I’m not finished, I can’t rate. I will be touch tomorrow after I do the voltimeter test.
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 3 months ago

Thanks

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