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Turn signals, backup lights and third brake light work. Have other lighting issues re: engine fuse box, but from most I've read people have repaired this and still have the tail light issue. I don't know what fuse is for the tail light either to check it. thanks.
Check them all since most fuseblocks are numbered now.. then move to the fuseable link wires near the battery.. then go to light relays..
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Tail lights / Brake lights
i was having a similar problem with my 2000 SL. when the taillights would go, so would the cruise control. and through many bulb and fuse replacements, i finally went into a saturn dealership and they did a recall campaign on it. they did their thing and i havnt had any problems since. FREE!
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
A couple of days ago my brake lights on my 2004 Chevy Aveo wouldn't work, so I attempted to remove the lamp covers to check the bulbs. Also, before this my shifter would get stuck in park and could only be released by pressing the unlock gadget next to the shifter. Back to the brakes...Well, you open the trunk and remove the two screws just like the manual said, but it was very hard to pull off. There's 2 prongs holding the other half of the light on. The lamp will come loose by prying it (very hard). You think the cover will break, but it'll come loose. The bulbs were all OK.
After much frustration and internet info, the STOP LAMP SWITCH, GM#96436331 ($9.30 at Chevy dealer), which is located under the dash and has contact with the brake pedal, was defective. Once replaced, both my brake lights AND SHIFTING problems were cured. So if the brake lights suddenly don't work or you have problems getting the vehicle out of park, check the switch by pushing the prong (end that has contact with brake) of the switch in and out. If it doesn't retract smoothly...that's the PROBLEM. Good Luck.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
I've worked on these the first drove me crazy. its the turn signal switch every thing runs thru these. head lights, turn signal, brakes. except the third brake light. it runs directly from the brake switch. go figuare
Posted on Jun 22, 2010
check fuse under hood, batery terminals coroded wire at harness if everything fails run a hot wire to rear brake line with an interuptor.
check the swich under the foot brake.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
Check fuse panel, under dash, as well as under hood. Owners manual should also give you map of fuses. May say"park" lights, "running lights", or something similar.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks a lot for the info, I never thought to check the fuses. Appreciate it"
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can be faulty brake light switch causing the problem or its blown brake light bulb.
First check and confirm brake light lamp is working and that's not
For turn signal not working it can be faulty turn signal switch or its issue with wiring:----
trouble shoot brake and turn signal related problem, check the help links mentioned
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