Question about 1998 Chevrolet Prizm

1 Answer

Brake and parking lights

1990 geo prizm hatchback why when the brake is pressed does the parking lights come on and when the parking lights are on the brake lights come on

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • tiff32802 Sep 03, 2008

    yes all bulbs were replaced 6 months ago this just started this morning

  • tiff32802 Sep 03, 2008

    my nmber if you can call is 210-659-6612 my name is tom thanks

  • Coss May 11, 2010

    Sorry, I do answers on here as a volunteer help thing.

    I don't do single phone calls. It is part of a privacy section.



    Since your phone number is posted in here, I would suggest contacting the people at Fixya (support@fixya.com) to edit out, or delete your post so that you do not have people calling you for unrelated items.

    Thank you.

  • Coss May 11, 2010

    So they did work after you changed them. Correct?

    Has the car had any other recent changes made?

  • Coss May 11, 2010

    Have the bulbs been changed recently?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

It has been my experience that the type of problem you describe is usually caused by a bad ground at one or more of the lights, or by a bad chassis ground. I suggest you first ensure that the battery, chassis, and engine grounds under the hood are good. If they are you might try pulling one lamp at a time to see if you can find one that when pulled, the rest work normally. If you find that lamp, your problem is there. Good luck

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to install back brake light on 90 prizm hatchback


never had it.
or how to replace original.?

Jan 02, 2014 | 1990 Geo Prizm

1 Answer

The interior brake light on my console is illuminated.


The brake warning light tells the driver the parking brake is on, or the fluid in the hydraulic system is low.
If the parking brake is not on, and the fluid level is ok, it could be the parking brake switch or the fluid level sensor.

Jan 28, 2013 | 1996 Geo Prizm

1 Answer

My 1990 geo prizm brake light comes on when I start to stop and turns off when I stop


You need to replace the brake light switch, it is located above the brake pedal and is actuated by the brake pedal arm.

Jun 12, 2012 | 1990 Geo Prizm

3 Answers

1990 geo prizm brake lights only work when car is off


in front were the brake is try to c if there is a guage like a small little wire

Nov 16, 2011 | 1990 Geo Prizm

1 Answer

Brake lights stay on


There is usually a contact switch high up behind the brake pedal arm. If this has become jammed or dislodged this maybe the cause of the problem. Simply inspect its mode of action when the brake pedal is pressed. If needs replacing a few dollars will be all that it costs

May 06, 2011 | 1990 Geo Prizm

2 Answers

Where is the brake switch located on a 1990 geo prizm?


Brake Light Switch The brake light switch is located at the top of the pedal arm. It is the switch which turns the brake lights on when the brakes are applied. The plunger type switch is held in the off position by the normal position of the brake pedal; when the pedal moves during brake application, the switch plunger moves forward and the brake lights are brought on. The switch is almost always the first place to look for the cause of the brake lights flickering over bumps or staying on without use of the brakes. If the brake lights fail to work with the brakes applied, check the fuse first and then check the switch.

Oct 27, 2010 | 1990 Geo Prizm

1 Answer

Where is the brake light switch for a 1990 Geo Prism located?


If it is not on the brake pedal,under the dash,then it is under the hood on the master cylinder or a line at the master cylinder.

Aug 17, 2010 | 1990 Geo Prizm

1 Answer

Brake lights on 1990 geo aren't working. could it just be a bad fuse? since both went out at the same time?


Chk. fuse, if its ok, than it could be the break light switch, witch is under dash and works off the break peddel.

Mar 25, 2009 | 1990 Geo Prizm

1 Answer

Parking and brakelight problems


That is what they are supposed to do. I am not trying to be a smart a** but that is what they are supposed to do.

Sep 03, 2008 | 1990 Geo Prizm

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Chevrolet Prizm Logo

198 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6878 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...