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Rear tail / brake lights

My break light stopped working on the drivers side. The tail light would come on, but when I stepped on the break the light went off. I replaced the bulb with a 3157 per the owners manual, but it still would not work. Last night, I was informed by a motorist who had been behind me that all of my rear lights were out on both sides. I have no tail lights or break lights. My turn signals work and my flashers work. I can't seem to find a fuse that looks like it's burned out. Any suggestions? When I step on the brake I don't have any break lights. My signal lights work and so do my head lights, and the lights in the trunk of the car. I was told that all the fuses worked fine.

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  • 2krazee Feb 02, 2009

    I was informed by a motorist who had been behind me that all of my rear lights were out on both sides. I have no tail lights or break lights. My turn signals work and my flashers work. I can't seem to find a fuse that looks like it's burned out. Any suggestions? When I step on the brake I don't have any break lights. My signal lights work and so do my head lights, and the lights in the trunk of the car.

  • Bruce Frazier Feb 04, 2009

    my tail lights went out hoping it's a fuse but can't decifer the manual to tell which fuse to replace...pleae help

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Almost always, your described concern indicates a loose ground particularly on the driver side. What is required is to check the connectors leading to the driver rear side and/or a ground wire. Often, the problem would be the ground terminal is loose or corroded leading to the body of the vehicle. A temporary workaround is to determine which is the ground in the bulb socket (always the body) and wire a jumper wire to any exposed metal part of the rear end.

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