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Rear Brake Light Issue

CNUMB

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Had the problem last November, no turn signals or left rear brake light. So I replaced the turn signal switch. Last weekend took the challenger for a spin. Now no rear brake lights. Have new brake switch that is good and has power. I pulled the steering wheel, the turn signal arm was lose so tightened the screw. the turn signal switch looks okay. If I take the turn signal switch out of the column and leave it hanging in front, the rear brake light work and the hazards work for a change. but when I re install the switch, the brake lights do not work , and the hazard fuse stays running but no lights till I pull the hazard switch out.. I have done this several times.. I guess the switch must be bad???
 

Chryco Psycho

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The problem has to be in the switch but maybe the switch is distorted when it is mounted causing the contacts to not touch , can you tighten the moving part against the mounted part or shim the switch when mounted so it contacts correctly ?
 

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Thank Chryco Psycho.. I ended up replacing the switch. Everything is now working like it should. I think part of the problem was the yellow wire from the light close to the ignition switch was crushed against the steering column and looked burnt.. So I took care of that also.
 
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