View Full Version : brake light fix .

05-21-2006, 06:15 PM
so I was heading to the bus depo yesterday .. to pick up some pieces shipped in , and as I was turning in , with my signal ON , I was almost rear ended ....

guy pulls in behind me , and lets me know he almost hit me because I had no brake lights ... "damb" really? electrical repairs suck ...

so I do a quick check , sure enough NO brake lights . Crap , I am not fond of wiring ... I got back to the shop , and first I thought it was the bulbs so I pilled out the lamps , and changed the bulbs ..same thing .

I decided to pull out the manual and check out the wiring diagram ... I thought there was a fuse , and maybe a switch ... figured that may be the problem .

There is a fuse , and sure enough it was blown ... I did a quick search to see why the fuse was blown ... had a look under the dash at the relay shown in the manual ... seems the pedal had been rubbing against the plastic relay for a while , and had worn threw the cover enough to make contact , and ground out the relay ... POP the fuse .

I think I got lucky :)

05-22-2006, 08:42 PM
[iagree]..............very lucky i might say..........[cheers]

05-23-2006, 12:52 PM
interesting. Good to know about.

07-04-2006, 10:36 PM
ahh freshly unearthed thread from the past!

my turn signals stopped working this weekend. blew the fuse, then when i replaced it it blew soon after. how did you fix the relay? relocate it? did you get a new one or try to seal up the old one?? thx

07-05-2006, 04:58 PM
what happened was I must have kicked it with my boot .. it was just rubbing against the pedal , and wore threw ..

I didnt fix it , I was just able to bend it back ... away fron the break pedal , and stop the rubbing .

07-05-2006, 10:03 PM
thx couldnt find anything :( have to go buy a manual i suppose