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Old 05-03-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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Problem with turning signal, brake light, and cruise~

My signal light will occasionally not work! but it will work half the time~

My main brake light will not work at all (the one on the tailgate of my hatch, i have a wagon). The left/right brake light work whenever the signal light works, will not work when the signal light is not working~

I check all the bulbs, they seems to be good, including the main brake light...

Anyone have a clue as to how to resolve this problem??? I took the steering column apart and visually inspect the wiring, couldn't see anything obvious...

Took the signal switch assembly out and I have place an order for it, but do you guys thing the signal switch assembly itself the problem? Is the signal switch assembly connected to the brake light in anyways? How come when the signal switch is not working, the brake light doesn't work?

A totally different problem that might relate to this signal issue; my cruise control is currently not working, but in rare occasions, the cruise will work!!!

Picture #1 is the part I have order...

Picture #2, does anyone know when these thing does? Is seems to be use to detect the brake... but there are two? which does which??

Picture #3 is a shoot of the steering column

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Check the wiring bundle that goes from the body to the rear door for the third stop light. See if any of the wires are cracked/shorted.

Yes, it could be your switch.

One clue... if the vehicle thinks the brake pedal is depressed, the cruise control will not work. This suggests something is shorted somewhere.
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1. How do I check the wiring between body to the rear door third stop light? I do have a multi-meter that can check wiring connections, but is way too short~

2. yes, i will wait for the part and see how that goes...

3. does anyone know which trigger is the one actually use for detecting if brake has been activated? From picture #2, is it the top or bottom one??

One more thing, where can I get a wiring diagram of the signal/brake system?
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Wiring diagram

Get a Haynes / Clymer / Chilton manual. It has wiring diagrams which will help you out. It was quite helpful when I was installing a trailer harness a few weeks ago. If you don't have one I'll try to scan the page which may help you out. Let me know...
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Get a Haynes / Clymer / Chilton manual. It has wiring diagrams which will help you out. It was quite helpful when I was installing a trailer harness a few weeks ago. If you don't have one I'll try to scan the page which may help you out. Let me know...
Hello Warren,

If not too much trouble, could you scan the page for me? highly appreciated!

You can email to me at mingzpart@yahoo.ca

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Wiring diagram

I've scanned the exterior wiring system page and uploaded to my web page.
It is directly from the Haynes repair manual. Visit Canadian Tire and pick up a copy, about $25.
http://members.rennlist.org/warren/focuswiring.pdf
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Thanks! I can open it now! You can ignore the email I send you!
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