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03-12-2015 07:49 PM
ghowitt I had the exact same problem with my 2000 Focus Wagon and all 9 wires were bared with 1 being totally broken. Wrapped everything with electrical tape and fixed broken wire by adding a new piece with joiners. A bit tricky tucking everything back in with the tape on it but managed to make it work. All is good again. Thanks everyone for the great input.
01-31-2015 01:10 PM
CarGuyNeil Great information and a timeless thread!
01-01-2015 04:28 PM
pauly75 Just found this thread and forum and it already saved me time and money. Thanks for the help.
10-01-2014 11:40 AM
FreeFocus If anyone still has questions that Sailor beat me to you can check out this thread about halfway down is where the discussion of LED and Cruise control work on the same circuit. Or if just a brake light is out, which happened to some of you.

The hatch is infamous for breaking the wires because of the bending and opening/closing.

Good too see some new guys pop up here, hopefully we can help you out more, if you need it.
09-29-2014 07:00 PM
boborc Oh checked wires and they looked good
09-29-2014 06:59 PM
boborc Had same systems, brake lights staying on while in gear but no third light, although 2 side brake lights worked while in park. All 5 bulbs burned out in 3rd light. Replaced them with 2825 bulbs and everything works fine
12-18-2013 09:20 PM
Ptreezx3 Ok I have identical symptoms so I will be checking that tomorrow for sure thanks to you all. I always come here first when I have any issues.
10-24-2013 02:32 PM
numzi you just helped me a lot .I had the same brake light problem and with your help I just fixed it. THANK YOU
09-23-2013 06:11 PM
owlcore Had a look at the body to hatch wiring, and sure enough several cracked wires with exposed copper! Patched it up and replaced the bulbs in the 3rd brake light and everything is working again! The bulb holder and reflector for the 3rd brake light were a little deformed from the heat, but it went back together and you can't tell once it's installed in the car.
09-22-2013 11:14 PM
owlcore I googled my problem with my 02 ZX5 and this thread was one of the first hits! This perfectly describes my symptoms, even the cruise control! So glad I found this before I shelled out cash on a brake light switch! I'll tear into the car tomorrow when it's light out and hopefully fix it.
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