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REAR TURN SIGNALS WORK BUT MY BRAKE LIGHTS DONT

MY HIGH REAR BRAKE LIGHT WORKS, AND MY TURN SIGNALS WORK. hOWEVER MY BRAKE LIGHTS DONT

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Replace the turn signal switch. If you want to prove this have someone stand behind the car with your foot on the brake. Then wiggle the turn signal lever. The brake lights should blink. This is a real common problem with W body. I have replaced two on my cutlass plus tons more at my shop.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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I have the exact same issue... only brake light that works is the 3rd middle one. Tried everything and google (as well as here) points to the same solution csmock132 posted.

Sadly I also googled how to replace it and doesn't really seem "beginner friendly". :(

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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SOURCE: rear brake lights not working on 2000 jimmy yet

its the brake light switch

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SOURCE: !997 Tahoe, the right rear turn and brake lights dont work.

check the bulb

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

SOURCE: TURN SIGNAL, BRAKE & HAZARD LIGHTS

No Turn Signal Operation (blinker)The turn signal lights in your car are a basic electrical system that controls the front and rear blinker lights to alert the intended direction of the vehicle. We have listed some of the most common problems and repair troubleshooting tips below:
Troubleshooting Procedure
To start troubleshooting this problem:

  • Turn the key to the on position (do not start engine)
  • Inspect the system fuse located in the fuse panel and replace if needed. If you cannot find the location of the blinker fuse consult your owner's manual or an online repair manual
  • When a blinker flasher fails it can cause blinker lights to say on, not blink, or not go on at all. To test the blinker system flasher, remove the flasher unit and insert a jumper wire between the two terminals. If blinker stays on in both directions without blinking, replace the flasher. If you cannot find the location of the blinker flasher consult your owners manual or an online repair manual.
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SOURCE: dash lights-turn signal and rear lights

Access your fuse box and check the fuse labled- rear tail lgts,turn sgns, that fuse is blown, replace the fuse with the same value fuse, while your under there, on the fuse box or next to it you'll find 2 round plug in components, about the size of a Marshmellow, one of these is your flasher unit and the other is for your turn signals, replace both of these, even though one may work, it's just good sense to replace both, that shoud fix your rear lighting problem. good luck.....

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SOURCE: cargo brake light works but my rear brake lights

check wiring harness behind light assembly for a loose or broken ground wire. this would not affect the third or "cargo" brake light

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

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The rear turn signals are wired through the Multifunction switch also called the turn signal switch. The Hazard switch is in that switch also and thats the circuitry the brake lights go through. You need to confirm voltage at the White wire off of the brake light switch and if its ok you have a bad multifunction switch.

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**One more question before we continue: Is the turn signal lever not "cancelling" (returning to the "off" position) after you make a turn? If this is the case, you have a broken "cancelling spring."


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