Question about 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
Pressing the breaks causes Dash Board lights (Back lit Radio, Dash console) to light up when the headlights are not on. When I turn on my head lights, it seems my break lights are on constantly, although you can see a visible change, brightness change when headlights are on and break is pressed. I have checked the fuses, no change, and looked briefly at the wiring. No resolution.
It could possibly be one of the tailight globes shorting internally try taking out the double filiment globes to see if it changes anything
Posted on May 08, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: rear window break light
You either have a 'single filament' bulb installed in a 'dual filament' brake lamp socket ... OR .. you have a 'dual filament' bulb short circuited internally. Check your rear brake lamp bulbs (supposed to be 'dual filament' - two contacts on their bottoms). When you step on the brake pedal, do your dash lights LIGHT UP? A 'cross circuit' exists between brake lamp circuit and parking lamps circuit.
Posted on Jun 06, 2009
There may be a relay that operates the low beam lights, check the owners manual to see if there is a relay, you should be able to hear it go "click" if there is one.
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
SOURCE: Break lights stopped working in
This YM (Year Model) is probably still under warranty. Make the phone call to your nearest Hyundai Service Department & ask the question -- you could get it diagnosed & repaired at no cost. BTW, the switch is located under the dash at the articulating arm of the brake pedal.
Posted on Feb 16, 2011
Most certainly a wiring fault, you need a wiring diagram, these items are related as in all on same circuit. Check rear of fuse box.
Posted on Feb 20, 2012
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