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Old 07-23-2016, 10:50 PM   #1
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Brake Lights not working

New 2016 Windsport 34J Ford brake lights are not working, but turn signals and hazards are working. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-24-2016, 01:38 AM   #2
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New 2016 Windsport 34J Ford brake lights are not working, but turn signals and hazards are working. Any suggestions?
I don't know if you have a 450 or a 350 but for the 450 the brake lights seem to be on a separate fuse #30 on the power distribution box in the front right side of of the engine.

Ford E-Series E-450 E450 (from 2015) – fuse box diagram | Auto Genius

That would be the first place I would look. If you have a 350, auto genius also had that fuse box. Just google it.
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:34 AM   #3
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Could be a faulty brake pedal switch.
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:22 AM   #4
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Not sure about the Windsport configuration for the tail lights. If both lights on each side perform the same functions then more than likely it is a switch problem. If, however, one light on each side is used for brake lights while the other is turn signals it could be a wiring issue.

Did the brake lights work during the PDI? If so it could be a loose wire or ground connection.

Don't waste your time going to a Ford dealer since they did not install the lights they will more than likely tell you it is a Thor issue unless the problem can be tracked back to the switch or Ford installed F53 light wiring harness.
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:50 PM   #5
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After testing the fuses and tracing wires, we found a tiny switch behind the brake pedal that was tripped.
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Old 07-24-2016, 05:17 PM   #6
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After testing the fuses and tracing wires, we found a tiny switch behind the brake pedal that was tripped.
Glad you got it fixed; not sure I understand what you mean by the switch was tripped, unless it was a breaker, sounds more like maybe a defective brake light switch. Have had them come apart before where the thing was part way out its case.
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