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Old 15 Sep 2014, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Brake light issues, please help...

I am in desperate meet of any help or advice with regards to the brake light issue I have.

I have a 94 impreza 1.8 front wheel drive.
The brake lights don't work I also don't have instrument lights. It's not the bulbs, there is a brand new brake light switch that was recently installed. I have power at the connector to the switch but no power at the tail lights...
Previous owner has pulled the radio and installed a new rear seat
A # of wires are loose where the radio was.
I checked the fuses inside and under the hood, fuses inside were fine but in the main fuse box under the hood the 15A fuse for "room/clock" was blown. I replaced that fuse but still no brake lights or instrument lights. I looked at the wires where the radio used to be and when I checked the 15A fuse in the main box again it was blown again... My brake warning light is on, all blinkers work as well as headlights and license lights... Parking lights work as well I just have no brake lights and no dash lights...
I've scoured the net trying to find the answer, I've swapped the relays suggested and still no joy...
I need to get at least the brake light issue resolved ASAP so I can visit my children who live 250 miles away. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! I spent every cent I had on this vehicle so I could visit my children and have nothing left to pay a mechanic to fix this issue...

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Old 16 Sep 2014, 08:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Brake light issues, please help...

Have you checked the brake fluid level isn't low and that's why the light is on ?
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Old 16 Sep 2014, 11:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Brake light issues, please help...

Uh, thanks bugeye, if that was my only issue I'd be very happy... The brake lights and dash lights don't work... Was hoping this forum could help me to sort the issue out... I may have to rethink that now...
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Re: Brake light issues, please help...

bless good luck then, start with the simple things and rule them out 1 by 1, but again you try and it just isnt enough for some folk,
Weird this is the 2nd one with exactly the same problem, must be a common fault . . . .
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Fuse 12 20A is worth looking at
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