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2008 Ford Escape Brake Lights don't work and back turn signals

The brake lights don't work and upon inspection they don't seem to be blown. We checked the fuse at no. 6 and it was not blow either. The turn signals in the back stopped working but are not blown either. Signals flashes really fast and turn signals only work in the front.

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If the signal flashes fast the circuit is not completing which can be caused by a bare wire, blown fuse, loose connector, or worn bulb socket. Try the following: 1. If the bulbs have a push in base, try tugging on the bulb a little and see if the light works. 2. Unplug and reseat the wire harness connectors to the tailight assembly. 3. Swap the fuse out. 4. Replace the bulbs.

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Check the brake light switch. It’s located just behind the brake pedal

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Bad bulbs there are two elements in each bulb and the turn signals and the brake lights work off the same element or that wire is bad

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Sounds as if the bulbs are bad, but could also be a failed multi-purpose switch.

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SOURCE: 1988 ford thunderbird brake lights and turn signals not working

When this happens the problem is most likely the multi-funtion switch aka turn signal switch. Check to see if the 3rd brakelight comes on when the brake pedal is pushed. If so replace the MFS. The 3rd brakelight in late 80's fords bypasses the turnsignal switch.

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SOURCE: Rear turn signals and brake lights won't work

Probably the turn signal switch assembly. This is a common problem with the older Fords. The switch is a self contained unit at a cost of about $100.00.

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SOURCE: Turn signals hazards and brake lights are not working fuses good

did u check fuses under the hood on driver side lol yes ford has them thear also

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SOURCE: 2006 ford escape brake lights don't work. the

Replace the brake switch located on the brake pedal shaft.

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SOURCE: 1998 ford f250 brake lights and turn signals quit

Check for a broken wire or loose connection at the multifunction switch. This can occur especially often if you use tilt steering. there is a few screws under the steering column shroud, unscrew the tilt wheel knob, you may vice grips to get it to unscrew. remove the shroud and check wiring and connections, remove the multifunction switch and make sure there are no wires loose in the connectors. If you have a wiring diagram you can jump the circuits at the connector, if no loose anything and you get lights to go on by jumping the switch, replace the multifunction switch (that's the lever on the left of the steering wheel, in case you were wondering)

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