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I have a 2001 Dodge grand carava Sport 3.3 liter. My problem is, my braking light is not glow when i brake, other than that all light are good. Left turn right turn and emergency signal are working except the brake light. This including the 3rd light on the back too. I already replace the break switch module over the break padal but still didn't work. I really need help.

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  • jame_thao May 18, 2009

    I also replace the tail light bulb and the brake switch i got from autozone was the same one as my old one.



    Could it be electrical problem?



    When you explain,,try to keep it as simple as possible.



    thankyou.

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Most likely, the wire is broken sending electrical power is broken somewhere.

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If you replaced the brake light switch on the pedal, I would test the circuit at that point.  Is the power getting to the brake light switch?  When you close the switch is power going through the wire towards the rear of the car?  Do not rule out that the replacement switch could be defective.  From everything that you have said, I think that it has to be the brake light switch.  If all of this seems to be ok, check the switch and see if it is out of adjustment to the pedal.  That is also a common problem.  Hope this helps!  Let me know if you need any more help.  Thanks for a honest rating and for using FixYa.

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Hi,

Hope you have the correct break switch as its essential to replace with the correct one.

Brake light switch guide, easy and cheap fix:
http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=144456 As neither Brake works the Light it most likely to be the Bulb itself, or the Contacts. The Soft Copper Contact metal seems to be a very common problem, even more so than burnt-out bulbs, but first have a look at the bulb. If it is the Contacts, removing the lens cover and wiggling the bulb, pushing in slightly, should produce a working brake light in certain bulb positions.

To check the Contacts, try simply scraping the copper contacts with a sharp knife and then scraping a very small amount of lead off the end of the bulb, on a rough stone or with an emery board or piece of sandpaper, just to scrape off any oxidation. Then slightly bend out the copper contacts towards you (i.e. To rear of bike, closer to the bottom bulb contact), and reinsert the bulb. To bend the Contacts you will need a piece of bent wire or something you can hook the contact towards you with. Don't pull them too far, older copper gets brittle and they could break.


Glow plugs, not too sure. Might need someone with VAG-Com to check for fault codes. Loose Tail Light Assembly Fix

  • First check all four screws holding the taillight assembly.
  • Two are in the “trunk” and two are below the trunk in the rear fender area.
  • After you are sure everything is in place and the screws are tight, you can run a zip tie under the rear reflector and through the mounting holes for the luggage rack (of course, this is assuming you don’t have a luggage rack installed..).
  • A black zip tie will blend in. This won’t keep the screws from coming loose, but it will hold things together if they do.
  • I’m considering super-gluing washers at the attachment points so I can bolt the assembly on and it can’t slip out.
  • If you decide to do this, be very careful backing the screws all the way out.
  • Too much torque and you could snap the plastic that the clips for the screws are on.

  • http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/BrakeLight.htm#My%20Brake%20Light%20Doesnt%20Work%20(at%20ALL/Only%20with%20the%20Rear/Brake/Stays%20On%20all%20the%20time)

    Thank You

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