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1999 Cadillac brake lights not working

Press the brake pedal and fuse blows. This started after having the ignition switch replaced. Would this cause any problems?

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  • owenscjo Apr 14, 2009

    I did not think it did, but I am no Mechanic :) HATS OFF TO ALL FEMALES who are, me not being one of them.

    When it first started, I check the fuse and it was blown. Then I replaced it. Good for awhile. Changed the fuse again, good for few days. Changed the fuse again, now, fuse blows as soon as I press brake and put it in Reverse. I had someone to look under the hood at the fuse box as I pressed the brake and put it in reverse. They saw a spark and the fuse was blown.

  • ccn7 May 11, 2010

    Sounds to me the break light switch is shorting out. I don't think it has anything to do with the ignition switch, because they are two seperate switches.

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Yea man , the **** that put the ignition switch in did something ??? you now need a brake switch ,i would take it back who knows what he did . but the ignition switch goes from the horn blinker area to the bottom of the column where the brake switch is

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