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Tail lights go out when i press the brake pedal

When i apply my brake pedal both tail lights will turn off and not come back on.They will come back on randomly but as soon as i press brake pedal off they go again.I have checked fuses and bulbs are ok.

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It is the ground circuit that is the problem the bulb has 2 filaments and both are sodered to the bayonet which must ground the bulb check the mount screws that hold it to the lamp assembly they are loose.

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SOURCE: 93 lantis brake lights.

It could be the brake light switch that is bad. that is located under the dash behind the pedal, the pedal presses the switch and turns the brake lights on.

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SOURCE: tail lights shut off

sounds like a bad turn signal switch

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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