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XJ6 S3 Brake Lights Out/Wires from brake switch

Old 04-26-2019, 02:58 PM
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Brake lights won’t work, fuse is ok, other tail lamps work. Someone has previously “re wired” stuff. From brake switch there is a solid green wire and green w purple stripe, both continue on as installed by factory. Solid green wire goes through aftermarket junction box that also has a red and a brown wire joined together but cut off just outside junction. Random brown and red wires were bundled in fuse box area, had clips to connect to glass fuses and have inline modern fuses. They were not connected to anything.

Old 05-01-2019, 09:14 AM
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Looks to me like that "scotchlok" connector has cut the green wire. Those are evil creations.
Get rid of the unused wiring and splice the damaged factory wire with a butt connector.
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Brake lights won’t work .....
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I was there. I bodged a fix.. Not good. Later found the real culprit. The ignition switch.
The left under scuttle fuse rack is powered from it!! Undid bodge., back to factory. All is well.

There are two brake switched operated by the pedal!!!! Opposite function!! Different tasks!!

1. Closed til pedal applied. Disables Cruise control!!

2. Open til pedal applied. Powers brake lights!!

3. I prefer solder and shrink tubing to make splices. Some say crimped connectors
are best !!!

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Vampire clips get the Garlic treatment here!

If I can, if there's room, I use uninsulated butt connectors and then solder them.
I​​​​​​​'veNever had one fall apart.
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