Question about 2002 Toyota Highlander
Replaced bulb on right brake light but still will not work. Left side is ok
I have noticed this problem in my wife's Highlander and a friends minivan. I removed the light bulbs and reinstalled them ensuring that the light bulb was properly seated. The lights then began working again. May have been some dirt not allowing the light bulb to be properly grounded. You may want to clean out the area with alcohol or inspect the area for corrosion.
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
If the left is ok we know that it is not the fuse, so remove the right bulb out and then use a test light and check if you have power at the socket in which you took the bulb out from, usuly the socket is bad or you may have a wire that is broken
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello. The symptoms you are describing are likely due to a poor ground. Temporarily install a new ground wire by securing a piece of copper wire to the frame with a self tapping screw. Use this ground wire along with the hot wire to see if each of these lights works. If it does, trace the ground wire back to the frame, unscrew it and clean up the metal with emery cloth so you reestablish a good ground.
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
SOURCE: left & right brake light not on
Could be the brake switch that is mounted to the brake pedal area. Check if you have voltage out from there when brakes are applied, there may be two leads one for the high mount and one for regular brake lights.
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
Check the brake light switch,it will have dual function for the brake lights,and the third brake light.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
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