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Old 06-19-2017, 02:37 PM   #1
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brake and turn signal malfunction

i have a black 2003 focus fzx. all of a sudden the brake lights and turn signals stop working and then start working again .I've checked wires.any help will be appreciated. also the rear wiper stops too. i know when the lights stop working when wiper wont come on.


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Old 06-19-2017, 07:30 PM   #2
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You haven't checked wires. Look at the flex joint where the harness enters decklid, hatch, or trunk, they commonly break under the insulation. All of them do it.
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:40 PM   #3
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i checked the wires going into hatch area,found a few i missed. fixed them and installed a command lighting module too. but the problem persist. would changing the turn signal switch work . desperatly seeking answer. 2003 ford focus fzx. 2dr hatch
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Once you start modding a system you do not understand to begin with all bets will pretty much be off there..................you 'checked' the wires once before and missed some by your own admission, what're the odds you STILL have missed something?

No advice in the universe can help with that. Of course the car is yours, you can waste all the money you want throwing parts at it.
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Old 06-25-2017, 02:19 PM   #5
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well.had the multifunction switch replaced.nothing.used a obd2 scanner.got codes P1000,B1318,B1869,C1095,B1681. im trying to narrow down what can still be causing the brake light/turn signal failure. all running lights and 3rd brake light works,just when i use turn signals or press brakes they sporadically work.
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Since you have multiple issues with most likely the same root cause, go back to the basics. Take out anything that you've added that only complicates the issue. If the lights and wiper have issues at the same time, there's a connection, or lack of one really. If the wiring bundle to the hatch is fatigued, it could have breaks inside the insulation, not visible from the outside. Look at the wiring bundle carefully and slowly, take your time. A common to the lights and wiper motor could be a simple cause but not obvious from just looking. Only once everything is working again would it be a good idea to install something else.
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