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1991 240 volvo break lights not working

The tail lights come on when the lights are turned on but they go out on the right side when you apply the breaks

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  • 240cpa May 11, 2010

    I suspect that you've changed a bulb recently and may have gotten the brake light in the wrong slot, or not in the slot fully. I had a problem with a car that was similar and it took a while to get the brake light to work. We need to know which light comes on for the brakes, on my car it is the top light in the middle near the license plate. On other cars, it is the outside light on the bottom.

    Other causes are the notorious leaky trunks of this model. Mine leaks on the right side. Check for moisture around the light assembly and within the lenses. Is your backup light lens missing on that side? If so, that could be a source for moisture to get in.



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It could it be a bad GROUND on the bulb base.

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