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Re: Boxster 2001 brake lights not working
That leaves the microswitch or the wiring.Verify microswitch is working first and the check wiring continuity. The microswitch closes as you press the pedal and transfer power to brake lights.
If the microswitch is O.k then it will be the wiring that is at fault.
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Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. There is a fuse for them in the box. May be named tail lamp or back lamp. If the fuse and bulbs are good, it is probably your brake switch. It is located right above the brake pedal. It controls the brake lights coming on. It will need changed if the fuse and bulbs are good. Thanks for using FixYa.
I have a 2001 Ford F150, my brake lights dont work. Ive replaced the bulbs, checked the fuses,and the brake switch on side of the brake pedal was replaced. I still dont have any brake lights. My third brake light works fine, along with my running lights,flashers, blinkers.
Jun 20, 2009- Hi, try the below, it worked for me. Just cut and pasted mine. Hope it works for you.
All sorted, thanks. I did check the fuse and it was OK. Thankfully I found another problem the same on here which suggested it might be the microswitch under the handbrake lever which de- activates the hood. Prior dismantalling the centre console I thought, maybe if it's stuck a bit of wiggling of the hand brake might just do it. I released the handbrake and pressed it down with a bit more than usual force several times repeatedly into the off position. Lo and behold, I pressed the button again and it worked!!! Hooray for the internet!!! Thanks so much, had the pound signs flashing before my eyes for a moment!!!
there will be a fuse for the brake lights.if the fuse is not listed start checking all fuses one at a time.if you do not find a blown fuse remove brake light bulbs and see if the elements are broken in the bulbs.
Check the 10 amp "Tail" fuse. This controls the running lamps.
Note that the rear bulbs are "dual filament" bulbs, and even though the brake lamp feature works, the running light feature in the same bulb can be bad.