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If you have already checked fuses and bulbs, you can do the following:
If you have a multimeter, set it to DC voltage 20 and remove the light bulb. Have someone else press the brake pedal and touch your leads from the multimeter to the contacts (one lead on one, the other on the opposite terminal) and see if you're getting 12-14 volts DC. If you are getting the proper voltage, then the bulb should be replaced with a known working bulb.
If you are getting no power when the brake pedal is depressed, you have a break in the wire somewhere and will need to track it down.
Sometimes, there is a separate fuse for the 3rd brake light - have you checked for that fuse?
It's possible the wire leading to the 3rd brake light has been cut or otherwise damaged - possibly from overloading the trunk and items physically damaging the wire.
Another possibility is a faulty ground for that light assembly. Try to locate a service manual for the car and track down where the ground wire should be and make sure you have a solid connection.
If all else fails, take your car to a qualified technician for a closer look.
1) The clock slides out by carefully prying with a fine screw driver. Take care not to scratch the dashboard fascia. It has a mini light bulb in the back. take it to the dealer / parts shop so they can see the proper color. Accord dashboards came with 3 different color plastic covers on the bulbs. Also, when you take out the clock, you will be able to see the 3rd screw that is holding the a/c controls fascia.
on one or both sides of the brake lense will have a small indent where you can pop out the plastic retainer with a flathead screwdriver or pick. behind those are normal phillips head screws. remove and the lense will not come off and you will be able to change the bulb.- hope this helps
1. Open the trunk and remove the taillight cover by turning the knob. 2. Determine which of the two bulbs is burned out: tail/stoplight or turn signal. 3. Remove the socket by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. 4. Remove the burned out bulb from the socket by pulling it straight out of its socket. 5. Install the new bulb in the socket. 6. Reinstall the socket into the light assembly. 7. Test the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. 8. Reinstall the taillight assembly cover.
To me it sounds like a grounding issue...it's an 8 year old car so quite
possibly the chassis ground that the tail lights connect to is no longer
good. Probably a black wire going to a bolt screwed directly into the
body of the car. Have to unscrew it sandpaper/wire brush clean the
coat with vaseline (prevents re-rusting) and retighten. Good luck!
Yup after removing the 2 screws, there is a round plastic tap. you need to pop the light housing back and outward with a flat screwdriver. wrapped electrical tape on the flat end to avoid scratching the paint.
Problem could be the Brake Light Control Module. That's about the only other thing other than a bad wire somewhere if the bulbs and fuses are good. 91 Accord has 2. One on each side in the smaller of the 2 rear tail light lenses. In order to change the module you have to remove the smaller of the rear tail lights. Drivers side is 5 pin. Passenger side is 6 pin.
do you have a 3rd brake light like on that is on the roof or in the rear window? if so does it work?
the brake lights are usually a 2way bulb so just because the lights work doesn't mean that brake lights will. if the 3rd brake light works replace the brake light bulbs if none of them work including your 3 brake light. check into having your brake switch changed. that is the switch under the brake pedal. when it is pressed the brake lights come on and when released they go off. if the bulbs do not fix the problem than try the switch.