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2005 Corolla LE brake lights not working

My brake lights are not working except for the light in the rear window. Fuses have been checked, they are fine. Lights, hazards and directionals work. What could be wrong???

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  • ss1957 Nov 26, 2008

    My 2005 Corolla S is having the same problem. The right and left brake lights do not work. The bulbs are fine and the spoiler brake light works indicating the pedal sensor is working. All fuses under hood are good, unless there are more somewhere else that I cannot locate via the operators manual.

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  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    Where is this sensor located and can it be purchased at your local auto repair store? I have 1996 LE.

  • DNB451 Nov 29, 2008

    I have a 1996 LE with the same problem. Where is the sensor located, is it easy to replace and can it be purchased at the local auto repair store. Thanks.

  • setomlin35 Apr 01, 2009

    My break lights in my 2005 Toyota Corolla went out at the same time. The break light in the rear window still works though. I changed the brake switch out, but it didn't fix the issue. So it's either a fuse or the bulbs are blown (bulbs blown would be odd though since they both went out at the same time, which a person at autozone says doesn't usually happen.)



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To ss1957, i have exactly the same problem as yours. At first i thought the bulbs of both side are okay because the filaments (there's two on each) are intact. It turned out that they're not. The brake lights came back as soon as I replaced the bulbs.

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Just in case I can help anyone who was as brainless as I was. . . When the top brake light worked but neither the right nor the left worked, and the tail light and turn signal light worked, I figured that the brake light must be the inside ones, and was frustrated when replacing them and checking the fuse didn't fix the problem. Nope. Those are the reverse lights.
The brake lights utilize a double filament bulb that double as the tail lights. One filament can go out without the other going out. DESNG talked about this but I didn't pick up on it.

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It may not be the bulbs themselves. Connections on this model corrode easily. Not too sure what to do about it though. I have the same issue on my 2004.

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The brake lights depend upon a sensor which functions when you use the brake pedal.

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