Question about 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
Third brake lite above back door is not working. Is this lite fused.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had a similar problem with my 1994 S-10 LS extended cab. Both tail brake lights worked fine. I removed the 3rd brake light cover and tested for voltage at the steel center of the two rivets and found the positive (driver side) negative (passenger side) were good. I checked the two metal strips that send power to bulbs and found the positive side was open. Seems the flared side of the rivet was not making contact with the metal strip. I bucked the rivet with a punch and hammer and it took care of the problem.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
I had a similar problem and when i went to the auto electric place the guy said its a brake switch next to the brake pedal which is not working. He took it out and fixed it. Now its all fine.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
I had the same problem and found out that both light bulb sockets had corroded/burned contacts. After cleaning and applying dielectric grease, they worked perfect again.
Posted on Dec 17, 2009
Some of these had two fuses for brake lights. One for the top/center stop lamp and another for the rear left and right brake lights. Usually one said "stop" and the other said "brake" and one was in the underhood panel while the other was in the dash fuse panel. It's not uncommon to blow a brake light fuse [LR and RR] if you tow a trailer but some of these had seperate fuses for the trailer lights also. If you have a test light check both sides of the two fuses for power [ignition key on] while stepping on the brakes. It should at lest narrow your search a bit.
Posted on Jun 09, 2010
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