89 pickup brake lights?
Hello everyone, first post.
I've been successful so far finding out how to do stuff to this little beast by just searching, but this problem is stumping me.
My pickup is a 1989 2wd with a 2.3 liter and manual 5 speed.
When the lights are off, the brake lights light when the pedal is depressed like normal. Turn on the lights, and I get tail lights like I should. But the brake lights will no longer light if the rest of the lights are on. Basically, all the lights function as they should, until I apply the brakes at night with the lights on. Then I do not have brake lights.
I thought maybe someone had replaced double filament bulbs with single filament, but seems the sockets cannot be removed from the housing to check the condition of the bulbs? The tail light socket has 2 wires whereas the turn and reverse sockets have one wire, leading me to make the assumption that the tail light bulb is double filament.
A search for images of tail light housings has shown me that replacement units come with sockets and wiring already installed.
Does the failure of one bulb really force you to replace an entire tail light assembly??? Wouldn't surprise me one bit in a vehicle newer than 2010, but in a 1989 you'd think you could replace individual bulbs?