I was cited for driving without brake lights just before Christmas. I haven't been able to locate the problem. Drained the water from the trunk lid, checked fuses and bulbs, but no answers. Every bulb works for every function except breaking. A suggestion was offered to inspect the sensor connected to the pedal. As the foot pedal was depressed, a sound - almost a tapping noise - was heard coming from the passenger-side of the front cab underneath the dashboard. Not sure if that's normal, but this operator grows impatient with the 1st year automobile. Could it be a relay switch? Please, I could use the help from the "village".
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NO--- you cannot drive with out brake lights
The penalty will be the local or state fine
The real penalty will be a rear ender that occurs because of no brake lights where you loose insurance because you have been driving an un-road worthy vehicle
HELLO,IS YOUR ABS STILL WORKING..TEST BY DRIVING ON SOME DIRT,APPLY BRAKES HARD.IF PEDAL PULSATES AND KEEPS TIRES FROM SKIDDING THAN ABS IS WORKING..AND YOU HAVE A BAD SENSOR ON ONE OF YOUR WHEELS..OR IT COULD MEAN TIME FOR A BREAK JOB..BUT YOUR BREAKS AREN'T NOTHING TO TAKE LIGHTLY SO GO GET THEM CHECKED BY A PROFESSIONAL..ASAP..
Since the AntiLock Braking System utilizes the power (vacuum) boost to operate normally, the ABS indicator should come on if the booster fails. Yes, this means your ABS system is not able to function correctly, but neither are your standard brakes (as the extra pedal effort required to stop will tell you). however, your brakes DO WORK, so driving it to get the codes scanned shouldn't be too dangerous - just be ready to stand on the brake pedal with both feet and leave yourself plenty of room to stop by driving slowly and looking well ahead for stopped traffic. Once your booster is fixed, the ABS light should go off without any special reset or clearing of ECM memory. Good luck and happy motoring!
BRAKE LIGHT MEANS BRAKE FAILURE.NOT SAFE TO DRIVE.CHECK BRAKE FLUID.COULD BE TOO LOW.GET VECHICLE FIX QUICK BECAUSE WHEN BRAKE LIGHT COMES ON.YOU DONT HAVE TO LONG BEFORE LOSING BRAKES GET TO A SHOP.I WOULD NOT KEEP DRIVING VECHICLE.
I have had the same problem with my car for 3 months now. It is the ABS module that needs to be replaces. Ignore the stop ASAP light the brakes will still function as standard brakes. You just don't have ABS brake functionality or STC when those lights are on. Your car should still drive fine. Go on line and order a rebuilt ABS module for about $200 and the problem is solved. Hope that helps.
The brake system error code is for a faulty master cylinder. check the cylinder function and check your brake fluid level as well. the master cylinder is located on the fire wall directly in line with the steering wheel under the hood. the brake fluid reservoir is located and attached to the master cylinder on top. check the master cylinder and fluid thoroughly.
Concerning the brake lights, you will need to inspect the wiring harness in the trunk or back hatch. make sure the brake light wiring harnesses is in good condition. check the bulb housing as well.
replace the brake light wiring harness if found to be faulty.
The brake pads have sensors in them, when the pads get worn down to the sensor the light comes on letting you know its time to replace. this happens well before the pads are completely gone to reduce wear on the rotors. You should have the brakes replaced and the sensor also.