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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Question Dodge Nitro: Third Brake light problems

Only my third brake light works. I checked the fuses and bulbs but found no problem, any suggestions?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 11:48 AM
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Unhappy High Mounted 3rd Brake Light not working.

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Anyone have this problem before? The high mounted 3rd brake light stopped working on my 2008 Nitro. I checked the 15A fuse (M1) and its good. When I checked the supply voltage at the connector to the lamp assembly I get nothing at all. When I checked the left brake light I read 3-4v that jumps to 15v when you hit the brake peddle. I figured I should get something similar for the 3rd brake light connector. I checked the harness at back of the truck but can't find a pinch in the wire. I tugged on the harness and shook it but still got no voltage reading at the connector.
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Anyone have this problem before? The high mounted 3rd brake light stopped working on my 2008 Nitro. I checked the 15A fuse (M1) and its good. When I checked the supply voltage at the connector to the lamp assembly I get nothing at all. When I checked the left brake light I read 3-4v that jumps to 15v when you hit the brake peddle. I figured I should get something similar for the 3rd brake light connector. I checked the harness at back of the truck but can't find a pinch in the wire. I tugged on the harness and shook it but still got no voltage reading at the connector.
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i suspect there is wires problem. please make sure all wires works properly.
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I also have a problem with the third brake light not working on my 2008 nitro .has any one found what may be the problem with it? thinking about buying a replacement light but I don't want to waste mymoney either .
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I also have a problem with the third brake light not working on my 2008 nitro .has any one found what may be the problem with it? thinking about buying a replacement light but I don't want to waste mymoney either .
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I believe that many have had to just replace the complete lamp to solve this problem.

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High mounted third brake light

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I guess i'll get a new light and see if it works
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Question Third brake light

WELL I have gotten a replacement light and 70$ later the brake light stil is not working . can anyone tell me if their brake lights go on when the truck is not running , mine do not , I believe most vehicles stop lights will illuminate when the vehicle is not running . also last winter I was getting a small electrical shock when I would get out of the truck as I would close the door . I put it off as static electricity , but now i'm thinking a hot wire was grounding to the truck body some where . any thoughts on this issue ?
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WELL I have gotten a replacement light and 70$ later the brake light stil is not working . can anyone tell me if their brake lights go on when the truck is not running , mine do not , I believe most vehicles stop lights will illuminate when the vehicle is not running . also last winter I was getting a small electrical shock when I would get out of the truck as I would close the door . I put it off as static electricity , but now i'm thinking a hot wire was grounding to the truck body some where . any thoughts on this issue ?
Well didn't you say you were receiving juice to the third lamp? If not, how about the brake switch? Sorry for the bad advice, but here are some LINKS that may point to a defective brake lamp switch, instead. Let us know.

https://www.dodge-nitro.com/forums/f1...ghts-out-7263/

https://www.dodge-nitro.com/forums/f5...-vehicle-5736/

https://www.dodge-nitro.com/forums/f5...cuit-low-8963/

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I also have a problem with the third brake light not working on my 2008 nitro .has any one found what may be the problem with it? thinking about buying a replacement light but I don't want to waste mymoney either .
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