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Brake light won't work

The tail light works(by switch) but when the brake is pressed down, the brake light doesn't work. I replaced the tail light bulbs.. whats the problem?

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SOURCE: 1988 Toyota Camry LE brake lights are out

The brake light switch is located above the brake pedal. This is most likely the problem. Try this: remoev the connector from the switch, and jump across the termials with a paper clip. Do the brake lights now come on? If so, replace the switch. Changing the switch is not hard.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Right tail light not working when pressing brake w/ lights on.

There should be at least 2 bulbs in the light assembly. One light is the light that is on when you turn on your headlights with out the brake pressed, the other light only lights up while you press on the brake. Make sure you are replacing the correct bulb. You may have been replacing the bulb that stays on. Your lights may be set up to turn off the light that stays on when the headlights are on while pressing the brakes.

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SOURCE: 94 toyota previa brake lights not illuminating

CHECK THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH UNDER THE BRAKE PEDAL

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SOURCE: tail lights and reverse lights out.

Check the bulbs for the tail/brake lights. If you put in single filament bulbs it will be on from the tail light voltage and the brakes will not show.
Try this;
Turn off the lights, press the brake pedal. Look at the brightness of the brake lights.
Now turn on the lights. Look at the brightness of the lights. If is the same as before the bulbs are wrong. You need two filament bulb.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 1989 Toyota Camry. No brake lights.

It could be the relay, which is a yellow box located under the carpeting in the trunk on the left side. It is a problem common to your model. Also, check the brake switch's (behind the brake pedal) functionality (12V present with key at ACC or ON and continuity between wires when button engaged).

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Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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