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Old 07-02-2014, 06:21 PM
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WTF? Failed Safety for a dash brake light!!!

Yep, got rejected safety test for no "brake" light on dash. I searched this forum for answers to no avail. Anyone with fresh ideas I would appreciate it.
So I do have the brake light illuminating for 1 second upon starting truck as with all other lights (ABS, 4x4, door ajar.. etc). That eliminates bad bulb idea. My connector is clipped on tight to the ground switch above the parking brake. The spring plunger on the switch is nice and "springy" with no resistance. The rubber bumper on the foot pedal is attached appropriately. I do have continuity current in the switch. So now where do I go from here? Any fuses for the line going to the switch? I have 15 days before I have to cough up another $35 for a safety. Thanks much-
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:43 PM
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Brake light appears only after turning over engine, not on accessory turn.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:27 PM
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All the red brake light is for is the e brake. That's it. .. the yellow abs is a abs fault. .... if its a 02 or 03 you can go into dianostic mode and test all the gauges and lights in the digital odo.

Pull the cluster out and get a volt meter and see if you are getting 12volts when the e brake is engaged to the pins on the plug on the back of the cluter and that both sides of the switch when engaged on the ebrake are getting 12volts.

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Old 07-02-2014, 09:06 PM
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I would run a jumper from the wire to ground and see if it turns on. If it does replace the switch. The switches go bad quite often from releasing the e brake and letting bang up into the switch. Then I would start pulling the dash apart.
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:38 AM
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BTW. It is on late 1999 and is NOT the ABS light. I did unplug the wire from the switch (so light should be on) followed the wire up to the larger mess of wires where it then disappeared into. I then lightly tugged and wiggled the jambalaya and noticed the light on the dash. SO I am guessing here that there is a short in the wire. Now to figure out how to get that one wire out of that mess and fix it. Hey all in the name of "safety" right??
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:19 AM
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does the safety check include looking for all the bulbs illuminating at key on ?
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:16 AM
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I'd find a new inspection station.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:19 AM
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And this is why i love Arizona....... inspections are a joke............
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:33 AM
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we don't even have a safety inspection in AZ
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:52 AM
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I live in Arizona and yes we don't have safety inspections. I assume safety inspections also include insurance verification and licence verification. I have been involved in 4 accidents that have not been my fault and not one of those drivers had insurance and only 2 of the 4 had valid licenses.

But then again I consider inspections a violation, so I prefer to protect myself with a great insurance policy while encouraging no more regulations on the books. Maybe just enforce the current law of driving without insurance is a crime?

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