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All brake lights aren't working

All my brake lights aren't working - is it likely to be a fuse or a switch that needs replacing

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Switch ---its a common problem check your bulbs aswell i have known them blow when the switch has failed

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Brake lights aren't working


Go to your brake pedal and see if your brake switch is working properly,push it in with hand and see if switch engages and releases when you let up on pedal.It is adjustable.Also check your bulbs to see if the bulb holder is corruded.Check wiring around bulb too.

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Why aren't my turn signals, brake lights, parking lights, dome lights and trunk light not working when the fuses are good?


A mechanic would check for power at the headlight switch and turn signal switch then go from there.
Might be a fuseable link in the engine compartment.

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My Oldsmobile Brava brake lights aren't working, new bulbs and fuse.


Have you checked the brake switch under the drivers side of the dash? There are fairly simple to check. One wire should have power all the time. The other wire should have power anytime the brake pedal is depressed. If there is no power out and power in the switch is bad. If there is no power in than there is an issue with the wiring. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using FixYa.com!

Feb 20, 2012 | 1992 Oldsmobile Bravada

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I have a 91 ford f150 and the brake lights wont work and the rear right blinker is dim. Can you help me?


Check System Fuse - A fuse is used to protect the brake light circuit from amperage overload. If the fuse has failed it will not allow the electrical current to continue to the brake lights. To check the fuse, first locate the brake light system fuse in the fuse panel which is either under the dash or under the hood in the power distribution center. Connect the test light to a ground like an engine or dash bracket and turn the ignition key to the "on" position. Using the test light probe both sides of the fuse. If the test light illuminates on both sides the fuse is okay continue onto the next step. If one side of the fuse illuminates the fuse has failed and needs to be replaced. If the fuse fails as soon as it is replaced or when you apply the brake pedal the brake light electrical circuit is shorted to ground. Rarely a system short can occur, a car repair manual is needed to find the wiring schematic for the brake light circuit. Once the brake light wiring has been located inspect and repair as needed.

Check Brake Light Bulbs - All cars have three brake light bulbs that create the brake light illumination affect. If all of these brake light bulbs fail no brake light operation will occur. I know what you're thinking, you might say all three brake lights at once? But in reality one brake light went out at a time and you did not notice. People only tend to notice something when they almost run into the back of your car to help persuade them to inform you the brake lights aren't working. Remove any of the brake light bulbs to confirm the bulb is okay or burned. After the bulb has been removed inspect the filament and replace if failed. If the brake light bulbs are okay continue to the next step.

Checking the Brake Light Switch - A control switch is used to connect the brake light electrical circuit. This switch is located near the brake pedal lever. Basic switches have just two wires, power in and power out to the turn signal switch. Use a test light that is grounded and with the key in the "on" position test for power at one side (wire) of the switch, then press the brake pedal while testing the opposite side (wire). It should illuminate the test light, if electrical power is connected through the switch go to the next step. If no power is detected through the switch the brake light switch has failed and replacement is required. If your car is equipped with more than two wires integrated into the brake light switch a car repair manual is needed to locate the proper brake light circuit wiring.

Nov 05, 2011 | 1991 Ford F150

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Brake lights aren't working changed fuses and bulbs could it be the turn signal light switch?


the turn signal light switch has nothing to do with the brake lights,the problem is most likely the brake light switch which you should find around the area of the brake pedal it may be faulty or has come loose & needs to be adjusted & tightened back up........hope this helps......cheers.

Sep 03, 2011 | 1986 Toyota Pickup 4WD

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The headlights lights are working but the brake lights aren't. I suspect a bad fuse but don't have an owners manual, so I need a fuse panel diagram for a 1996 Chevy C1500. Got one?


no, sorry . but i do have a suggestion that might help. do the taillights work? if so check the brake light switch on the brake pedal. also , does the high mount light work and not the rear ones? if so you may want to check the turn signal switch to make sure there is voltage on that circuit.

Jul 28, 2011 | 1996 Chevrolet C1500

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I have a 1994 cutlass supreme and both the turn signals are flashing when they are engaged. We replaced the turn signal flasher underneath the dash, thinking that it might help and it did not. We also had...


Stop replacing things and turn off your hazard lights. If this doesn't fix you may have to replace your steering column turn signal switch. Youer hazard lights aren't working likely to a blown fuse.

Jun 16, 2011 | Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Cars & Trucks

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I bought a 1995 truck and the brake lights aren't working I noticed ythat the hazzard light switch is busted up could that be the source of my problem


Check the fuses. And check for power at the taillights (These taillights have circuit boards on the back side that can go bad.) I don't think the hazard switch is it because the brakes would still work. Also check the brake pedal switch. There is a hazard flasher, does the hazards work?

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Brake lights not working on my chevy malibu


Check fuse/relay and then check the brake switch under the dash close to the brake pedal. It tells the brake lights to come on when you apply the brakes.

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