Yes, the parking lights come on. The dash lights work as well. Which I assume means it's not a fuse. I guess I have it narrowed down to the headlight switch or some kind of wiring problem. Any other suggestions?
Have you done any work to the truck lately? I would check the headlight switch and the turn signal switches wires. Push the terminals in better and make sure none have come loose, i've had that happen a couple of times now. Next thing I would check is the ground for the tail lamps.
Yes, yes 97's have 3 bulbs, you need to trace the wires and see where you are losing your voltage at the front to the back. I would get a multimeter and start probing wires. Find out on here what color wires at the switch need to be hot for the brake lights to work. Then I would check to see where the wire under the cab goes. It has to be a burnt up wire or a wire that got snagged on something.
Yes, all of my brake lights work. Like I said, everything but my actual tail lights. I am starting to get very frustrated, as I do not want to take it to the shop. I know nothing about wiring, so if it's a wiring problem, I may be forced to take it in. I just keep thinking it must be something simple. Everybody keeps telling me it's a fuse, but it's not, or the dash and side lights would not work either.
I would check the wiring right under the steering column. I had a similar but different problem. All my lights would work except for the brake lights. I had a frayed wire, green one. I fixed it up and now everything works.
But I just got lucky. I didn't know what I was looking for or looking at for the most part!!
I still haven't figured this out. It's obviously a wiring problem, but I don't even know what to look for. Is there any way to somehow connect the license tag light wiring to the tail lights? The tag lights work fine, so i think this might work.