Break lights only work in park will not work in any gear

Have a 1997 chevy c2500 4x4 just changed the break light switch i now have break lights but only in park as soon as truck is put into gear there gone. Fuse fine bulbs fine just replaced break switch ...what did i miss??

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Yes we did and it is my truck...we just did a bunch of work to it and the breaks are not cooperating lol gonna try the above answer will let you all know if any of this works.

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Finally got the problem solved the wires going to that neutral switch on the transmission were not good once we fixed them everything is working great thanks for the help!!

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Diane, there could be a pinched wire in the steering column, you may have to open up(remove trim ) around steering column and check wires. Have a friend watch brake lights as you wiggle wires to locate short/break in wire. You could also unhook shift cable from column linkage and then try shifting to see if brake lights work to verify bad wire up in column area first. If they work with shift cable detached then problem possibly could have something to do with safety neutral or reverse switch under truck. This would be strange but one other forum said it is possible the safety neutral switch itself or wires shorting could cause this. to test this hook shift cable back up by the column and unhook at the transmission, shift and see if brake lights work, if brake lights work check for bad wire/plug/switch out brake light switch. Link below talks of the problem you are having. Good luck.

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Ok this aint the problem went and bought new switch thats on transmission did not fix it and now ive lost turn signals

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Diane, if you now have lost turn signals and all fuses,relays, wires and plugs look good, you nay have a faulty multi function/blinker switch or wire/plug to it. Did you do all the trouble shooting steps of unhooking the shift cable to see where the problem is and which switch did you change safety neutral or reverse light switch. One other note, do you have a trailer light harness with a converter on it, some times when these converters start going bad they do weird things, you could try unwiring trailer light harness to see if it is a problem.

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Problem solved bad wires to that switch on the transmission thank you for all your help

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Glad I could help, thank you for the reply, have a good evening.

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Not certain if this is for your vehicle but did you check the fuse block in the engine compartment? I think that there is also a Stop/Hazard fuse and a brake lamp relay located there as well as the brake switch fuse in the instrument panel fuse block.

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Hi, Do your hazard lights work?

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Yes hazards work

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