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Right tail light not working when pressing brake w/ lights on.

When I turn the lights on, every light including all blinkers, the hazard lights, bright lights, dim lights and all tail lights are working. While all lights are on, the left brake light works when pressing the brake but the right brake light turns off. When I release the brake, the right brake light comes back on. I have replaced the bulb, but still the right light turns off when pressing the brake and comes back on when releasing the brake. What could the problem be? Please help me if you can.

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  • jmarks3020 Nov 16, 2008

    Mr. Toyota Ed, Thank you for your suggestion and your question. I did get the problem fixed though. When the lights were off and I pressed the brakes, the left rear tail light shined brightly while the right rear tail light was very dim. When the lights were on or if it was in the parking light mode, and then I pressed the brake, the left rear TL agian shined brightly but the right rear TL completely turned off. So I failed inspection. The problem turned out to be a bad connection in the right rear TL receiver. I replaced it, put the 1157 bulb back in and everything is working perfect. Oh, there is 3 bulbs in each light assembly. There is a 1156 for tail/brake light, 1157 for turning blinker and I'm not sure what the bulb # is for the parking light but it is a smaller bulb than the 1156 and 1157. The vehicle is a 1993 Toyota Camry LE 4 cyl. Hopefully this might help you in the future. Again, Thank you

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    My left brake light is out on my 89 Toyota camry. It stays on when when it is the regular tail light but it goes out when pressing the brake. P.S. It uses the same bulb for brake and tail (two filament bulb). I checked the wiring and re-wired the wires in the light box, but STILL could not get a brake light just regular tail light.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    What do the brake lights do when the headlamps/park lamps are off?



  • max vogan Jul 18, 2013

    Same problem here except all lights including turn signal go out when head lights are on and the brake is applyed i heard it could be the brake switch underneath and above the brake peddle

  • max vogan Jul 18, 2013

    i was talking about just my right rear lights and turn signal all go out with brakes applyed and the headlights on otherwise they all work

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Left blinker works fine until lights are on and brake is pressed. Replaced bulbs

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    have no tail running light to right and left of truck blinkers work brake lights work and head lights work just the running light will not work can you help me please.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    when you press brake light wont come on

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    All 4 brake lights work but they are dim. But when I bark only the right side brake lights come on.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    All 4 brake lights work but they are dim. Now when I brake only the right side brake lights come on.

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There should be at least 2 bulbs in the light assembly. One light is the light that is on when you turn on your headlights with out the brake pressed, the other light only lights up while you press on the brake. Make sure you are replacing the correct bulb. You may have been replacing the bulb that stays on. Your lights may be set up to turn off the light that stays on when the headlights are on while pressing the brakes.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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    David Dec 19, 2013

    thats obvious but it doesnt solve any problem when the right bulb has been changed

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