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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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Hey folks,
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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Hey folks,
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 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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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.

http://www.dodge-nitro.com/forums/f11/08-dodge-nitro-brake-lights-out-7263/

http://www.dodge-nitro.com/forums/f5/brake-light-switch-replacement-cant-locate-module-vehicle-5736/

http://www.dodge-nitro.com/forums/f5/brake-switch-circuit-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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@ dhh3 THANKS FOR THE WELCOME , @rick was not bad suggestion it was really my first option,(replace the lamp) now I will try the brake light switch . do your brake lights come on when the truck isn't running ? when I find my trouble i'll post it here for all to use as a reference .

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My brake lights do come on without the truck running; the keys not even in the ignition switch.

The one thing I have always found weird about the Nitro is the fact that the brake lights do not have their own fuse. However, the center brake light does have its own fuse: M1, 15A blue.

The brake light switch also has a fuse: M37, 10A red. This fuse is also tied in with ABS, ESP, Fuel Pump Relay High. If you are not having issues with any of these other circuits, then I'd guess that it would be the brake light switch.

From my understanding, the brake light switch is a one use item; if you take it out, you can not get it back in. I have never done this, so I do not know if there is a trick to replacing the switch. I mention this only because if you get the new switch in, and something is not quite right, and you have to remove it, you will NOT be able to get it back in.

Hope this helps. Good luck, and let me know how you make out.

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One thing you will find out about forums is that a lot of time people will ask a question. We can post a fix, but they never get back with how they made out. Feedback is important; this way we know that the information that we give out is good, or bad! :eek:

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Third Brake Light Bulb Change Dodge Nitro (2007-2011)

Third Brake Light Bulb Change Dodge Nitro (2007-2011)




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The center brake light, sometimes referred to as the third brake light or stoplight, on your 2010 Dodge Nitro lights up when you hit the brake pedal and helps prevent you from being rear ended by the cars behind you. See how to change the center brake light (CBL) on your Dodge Nitro in the video above. Be careful not to touch the bulb directly with your fingers when you replace the center brake light bulb on your Nitro, touching the bulb causes the it to burn out quicker.

A burnt out center brake light bulb in your Nitro is an excuse for a police officer to pull you over. Check your bulbs frequently and change burnt bulbs promptly.
 

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3rd Brake Light

Hello all, My 3rd brake light (tailgate) on my 07 is currently not working, is this common for a led light to burn out on an 07?

does this mean I have to replace the entire housing?
 

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Third Brake Lamp Repair

If you can get the old bulb out it should be one of the below bulb shown in RED cheap & an easy fix

Stick T-Type LED Bulbs (921) - BEST

Stick T-Type LED (921, White) Bulbs by Putco®, 1 Pair. Illuminate your interior with the brightest LED bulbs on the market! Say good-bye to hunting for your cell phone, wallet or documents on a dark night by the light of a dim factory bulb. These LED lights will brighten your interior, making objects more visible. They're 18 times brighter than comparable incandescent bulbs, yet their voltage consumption is super low. They have a lifespan exceeding 50,000 hours and carry a lifetime warranty. And LED Festoon Bulbs install easily in place of your stock bulbs with an adaptable connector; they fit most bulb sockets with no wiring required. Replaces the following bulb types: 904 / 906 / 912 / 916 / 920 / 922

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However many find this does not work and have had to replace the complete assembly:



Part Number: 55157147AF

high mount lamp

MSRP Online Price
$84.10 $0.00 $62.05

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