Question about 1996 Chevrolet Suburban
Brake lights out on my subaru, I have checked fuses and changed the stop light switch. Now every time we push the brake pedal the fuse blows .. What do I do?
You'll have to follow the wiring to find the short to ground. You may need a wiring diagram to know what to look at.
It could be in one of the tail lamp sockets, or in the wiring harness.
Posted on Apr 24, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like a broken wire in the harness. look around the bumper area,sometimes along the frame. may have to peel back some tape covering. also if you have a trailer harness look closely at those.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
Yes, you need to of course check the voltage coming into and going out of the brake light switch, if 12 Volts are there going out and coming in while pressing on the brake pedal, your brake lights aren't getting a good ground or there is a break in the circuit between that switch & the lights.
On occasion the tail lights will work with a weak ground circuit where the Brake lights won't. Best way to determine this is to just hook up the 12 volt tester to the Brake light hot wire & there at the bulb ground, then in an area away from the bulb that has a good possibility of contact/ground.
Really that's it, if the 12Volts is getting to the bulb but it isn't lighting, if you aren't getting the voltage there and the brake switch is hot on both sides when pressed, the break in voltage will have to be traced from that switch to the tail light to find the problem.
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
Sounds like the turn signal flasher module has gone bad. It controls the brake lights and turn signals. It is located under the drivers side of the dash. If is a rectangular black box with a grey connector and 8 or so wires connected to it.
Posted on Oct 05, 2010
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