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Brake lights wiring?

Discussion in 'Tech Info' started by Daniel Rodemsky, Jan 12, 2021.

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    Daniel Rodemsky Junior Member Supporting Member

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    The turn and hazards work. No brake lights. I though it might be the switch but when I looked there are no wires connected to it and I don’t see anything that looks like it would fit. Can anyone post a picture or description of the wires and plugs?

    thanks

    1985 D-150
     
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    not sure what the 85 switch would look like but the my 78 had a switch that looked like a plastic oversized door jamb light switch with just 2 tab connectors.

    my 92 had a fancier looking small square black box with a small black plunger that essentially worked like a door jamb switch but it connected to a positive lock type wire harness.

    they both snapped into a little sheet metal tab screwed onto the pedal support.

    when I custom wired the 92 cab, I just went back to the old style/78 switch. easier and cheaper to work with.
     
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    Thanks but the switch is there, I just can't find a pair of wires that look like they would fit. Any idea what color the wires are? My manual has the worst wiring diagram I've ever seen.
     
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    oh, my mistake. I don't know what wire colors are.

    if there are no 'dangling' wires, you might have to get into the steering column to find the wires. I believe the switch wires end at the hazard switch.
     
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    found this online.

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    Perfect! Just what I needed!
     
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    Daniel Rodemsky Junior Member Supporting Member

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    It is working thanks to Reek!
     

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