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Old 12-07-2002, 07:27 PM
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well, i got pulled for no brake lites (207bucks!!!!!) the bulbs work fine except for the second filament(?) doesnt lite up when i mash on the brakes, so i pulled the fuse in control of the interior lites and all the lites in the rear and checked it, it was fine, i pulled it in and out again to make sure it was, BUT, the wire behind the fuse box that goes to that fuse, has been cut and taped in several places, should i chase this one down and replace it, or is my problem deeper than that, also when i was jiggling the fuse box, i did get some frying sounds ( indicating a short?) there are alot of wires now that i think about it, with tape on em, they were just twisted together and taped instead of having butt connectors, but anyways, what should i do about this so i can drivvvvve again, where all do i look? its a 91 stang by the way.

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Old 12-08-2002, 01:28 AM
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well although time consuming I would take a weekend and track down all the wires going to the rear with tape on em and fix them all... then if I had time I would do the same for the rest of the wires... No sense in just leaving the crappy wiring since if they short you could have a big smokey mess and if you are unluckly somethin might burn...
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Darn dontknownuttin,Sounds like we're in the same boat oon electrical stuff,however,i did find my prob,but enough 'bout me,yes I agree,it's best to replace the and or wires that is causing the ticket getter. They (cops) really like picking out the ones they first find having problems with areas like that,brake lights,headlights,ect,How's the gauge situation coming along? Better I hope.
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By all means replace ALL wires that are taped. It sounds to me that someone with limited wireing knowledge has done some questionable splices and may not have used the correct wire sizes either.
Correct wireing is something that you should invest a little time in reading up on.
Years ago I bought a "how to" book on wireing from Tex Smith Publishing Company P.O. Box 726, City Airport Driggs , ID 83422. I still refer to this book today plus search the web for info.
My point is that a faulty wireing job can cause a fire and could total a car.
I would also recomend that you consider one of the after market wireing kits out there as they are really reasonable and the best insurance you can buy for your car.
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the gauge situation is fine, i found someone to do it, we need a t-fitting cuz i got the gauge and a mini warning lite...anyways, he could fix this too,but he's been working and i havent gotten in touch in a while, today i was looking under the dash, and noticed a wire connecting(clip on actually) to this think on the brake pedal stem(?) one was on, and the other was off, so i thought if i connected the other that was it, it would send the signal, but DOH, it didnt, my dome lite also wont cut the hell of,so i have to pull the bulb to get it to shut up.
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ok, so i figured that,that was the brake pedal switch and nope nothing works both are connected this suck.
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Hey DontKnowNuttin,
Check out this site <a href="http://www.cybrrpartspro.com/chiltonautolibrary/root/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cybrrpartspro.com/chiltonautolibrary/root/index.html</a> follow the directions after you enter. After about 4 steps you can get to the wiring diagrams for your car. I did notice that on another posting you stated it was a '91 then a '90. I don't know much about Fords but have heard they are year specific for certain things like wiring. I hope this helps you out somewhat.

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thanks for the help, and the link, yeah its a 90, my bad.
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