Question about 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
The left and right brake light won't light up but the center light works when the brake pedal is pushed. All other rear lights work and the fuse is not blown out.
Check behind the brake peadle for a little button that pushes in and out when the peadle is pressed(this is your brake light switch) some cars have more than one of theese. manualy let the button out if the light works the switch is good if it does not disconect the harness from the switch and take a small piece of wire and jump the two prongs on the harness if the brake lights come on then you need a brake light switch. if this doesnt work check for power at the switch. if no power you have a bad fuse if there is power and you already jumped the wires to the switch then you have a broken wire between the switch and the tail lights.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
My 2001 Alero I just replaced my tail bulb in the rear. THe following day ALL my rear lights work however when I brake the brake lights in the rear do not engage. I Checked the fuse (fine), removed the bulb I replaced (Brake lights still did not work), I don't think it is the electrical because the lights themselves work. COULD IT BE THE BRAKE SWITCH??? that would be the only relevant option however I do not want to pay $150 to get it diagnosed
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
Check your fuses and both bulbs. I have seen 2 bulbs go at the same time.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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