No brake lights / No hazards
I found the fix to a taillight issue and thought I’d share. This all started when my hazards went out. It was not the fuse or the flasher, so I put it on my to do list to figure out. Then, my brake lights went out about a week later. Of course, this couldn’t wait. I replaced the tail light bulbs, then the switch that is activated by the pedal, but still no joy. I looked at the wiring diagram in the Haynes manual (good to have) and saw that the brake lights actually run through the "multi function switch." This is one combined component that controls your headlights, wipers, blinker, and flashers (ah, hah) on your steering column- you know, the turn signal arm. It's about a $150 part that is a fairly easy install with common tools, but my 2000 Dodge Roadtrek required an e-torx female star socket (number 5, I believe) to separate the steering column shield. There are 4 electrical connections under the steering column to this unit. The main two are long flat plugs that go into a harness that has is a bolt in the middle to keep the harness tightly connected. Undo the bolt, pull away the harness, and push the two long thin plugs forward to release them- i.e. the direction they plug in. The other two smaller connections are more intuitive. Anyway, my brake lights and flashers are both now back in service.