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My brake lights don't work-switch bulbs & fuse

My brake lights don't work-switch, bulbs & fuse are all good I have no voltage at the switch connector though ???

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Add a ground wire

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First, check the fuses and the bulbs. Also check for voltage at the light bulb socket. IF no voltage, and bulbs and fuses are good, next thing to check is the brake light switch.

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Yes, you need to of course check the voltage coming into and going out of the brake light switch, if 12 Volts are there going out and coming in while pressing on the brake pedal, your brake lights aren't getting a good ground or there is a break in the circuit between that switch & the lights.

On occasion the tail lights will work with a weak ground circuit where the Brake lights won't. Best way to determine this is to just hook up the 12 volt tester to the Brake light hot wire & there at the bulb ground, then in an area away from the bulb that has a good possibility of contact/ground.

Really that's it, if the 12Volts is getting to the bulb but it isn't lighting, if you aren't getting the voltage there and the brake switch is hot on both sides when pressed, the break in voltage will have to be traced from that switch to the tail light to find the problem.

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You'll need a test light to be sure, and the ability to position yourself to where you can look up under your dash. If you follow the brake pedal upwards (you may need to remove the panel in front of it) from the pad to the pivot point, you will see an electrical connector & switch with 2 or more wires that the brake pedal rest upon when not being pressed. This is your brake light switch and it works when the pedal is pressed, it allows voltage to go to the brake lights.

Since the fuse & bulbs are known to be good, this is your next stop. Use your testor to first see if you have voltage on either side of that switch. (generally these are green wires with a black stripe but I can't be positive about that without a specific diagram for your car so you'll have to verify it by sight) If you have voltage on one side with no pressure on the switch, then you should get voltage on the other side of the switch when you press the brake pedal. If you have no power to that switch, you'll have to troubleshoot the wiring from there backwards to the power supply to find the issue. Good luck

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