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i have a 1983 cj7. my left brake light does not work. the right does. but the running light in both work which is the same bulb as the brake light. i dont know how the running lights can work but not the brake light if they are the same bulb? any help would be great.

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/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif Hi Tyler. I asked my moonguy/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif who is a wiring specialist on CJs, and he tells me that the bulbs used in the tail lights of your CJ are dual filament bulbs. There is a big heavy filament for the stop light, and a smaller filament that is the tail light. He recommends that you get a replacement bulb # 1157 and put it in. At the same time, check the other bulbs as well....the side marker, which is a teensy bulb, and the backup light bulb, a big, single filament bulb. He also says you owe him and his little moonguy buddies/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif a case of brew./wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif

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I not only had to replace the bulb but the whole tail light as mine was rusted in there fun at all.
I think my jeep believes in the parts fairy ,cause there is always parts under it.

Learn to let go of what does not serve you ,but forces you to serve it
There are seperate contacts for the bright and dim filaments, if the bright one is corroded it will not work. If you can remove both covers, swap the bulbs and see if it works, if not it's the contacts, if it fixes the left side, buy a new bulb.

Nick Hagen
1995 Wrangler
33" Mud Tires and a four banger
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