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Brake lights My brake lights do not gome on, however my turn signals are working on my 2000 bravada

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    My driver's side brake light does not work, but the directional signals all work. My repair shop said I needed a new light switch assembly for over $200.00. for just the part. That seems awfully expensive to get a light working again.

  • Dennis Gladieux
    Dennis Gladieux May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the wireing from the switch under the dash above the break pedal?


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There should be a switch attached to the break pedal support bracket that is activated when the break pedal is depressed(even ever so slightly). It is a make/break cercuit that is activited when the break pedal is depressed ever so slightly... this is the reason why in traffick one might see someone "on his breaks" with his brakes on (LIGHTS ARE LIT) but he isn't slowing down because he is just letting his foot ride on the pedal. Some times when cleaning out the vehicle, removeing matts or reaching under the dash or trying to fix something else the wires may become detached by accident when an arm is pulled back in a cramped condition. The switch is small and is usually a small button that is kept from closing the circuit when the brake pedal is untoutched.... but move it slightly and the button is nolonger toutching the pedal arm and the circuit is allowed to close and the lights go on. The switch is sometimes located in a light sheetmetal bracket that allows it to be adjusted by pushing the switch close to the pedalarm or linkage when it is in the relaxed (or untoutched position).

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Brake switch........ or fuse to the switch

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