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2005 silverado brake lights wont come on

My brake lights wont come on. The bulb is not bad because the park lights are on. I have checked for voltage back to the panel on the back of the truck and dont have any. where should I go next?

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  • sturgislawnc Apr 06, 2009

    My Cab light works when you press on the brake but the tail lights do not work. Flashers, turn signals, and reverse lights all work. Have you found the solution to your problem.



    I replaced the bulbs and turn signal switch but neither fixed my problem.

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem with my 04 Silverado! I am guesing that the wires on the brake switch that go to the tails are somehow disconnect. Yeah next step is to check those with a test light. I wonder if this is such a common fault, why no recall?

  • melissag33 May 10, 2009

    I have the same brake light problem. I have replaced the piece under the bed by the spare tire, and the brake light switch by the pedal and still no brake lights on the sides, the brake light on the cab of the truck works and trailer hookup brake lights work. Bulbs are good. Any other ideas?

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Get a test light, on the brake pedal itself is a two or four wire switch, check for power at the switch on one terminal, when you depress brake pedal voltage should transfer to a second terminal thus feeding power to the rear brake lights. check this and keep me posted.

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