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2012 Jeep JK 3rd Brake Light

IronHelmet

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So while installing the Teraflex tire mounting kit, my 3rd brake light went dead. Tried stock light as well as an aftermarket light…neither worked. Thinking about replacing fuse as next step. 3 questions:
1. What is location of fuse?
2. What kind of fuse do I buy?
3. Is there anything else I should try to fix?
 

mrjp

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Try following the 3rd brake light wiring and the connection or plug maybe in the tailgate.
 

MacGuyver

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Try following the 3rd brake light wiring and the connection or plug maybe in the tailgate.
Yep, sounds to me like you either unplugged or severed the line going back to the tailgate. First thing to check is if the key fob unlocks/ locks the gate still. If not, cut wire (probably) if it does, look around the light for the plug. (though it could still be a partially cut wire)
 

shipjim1

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Access is behind the vent near the rear handle. It's a plug and play. As others have said check all the wiring especially between the plug and the light.
 
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