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My brake light works on right side only the back lights don't work on either side its not the bulbs or the wires what can it be

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Try replacing the backup light switch.

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SOURCE: Replaced bulb on right brake light still out

if the left is ok we know that it is not the fuse, so remove the right bulb out and then use a test light and check if you have power at the socket in which you took the bulb out from, usuly the socket is bad or you may have a wire that is broken

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Right brake light out; tail light works fine

most rear tail lights and turn/stop lights are the same dual filiment bulb. it is possible for your tail light to work and your brake light not to and still have a bad bulb. I would check the bulb first, your brake light works on the left yes? this would mean that the fuse is fine

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: pass. side trailer turn and brake lights out 1999 ford explorer

if your vehicle lights are working all the fuses will be good. follow the cable from the towing socket on your vehicle , it will most likely go behind one of the rear lights to connect into your cars system,
check your tester where the cables join and you should find the problem. hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1988 VOLVO 240 RR BRAKE LIGHT & BACK UP LIGHTS

In my own personal experience, you should first adjust the nuetral safety switch, it controls the reverse lights. After that, remove the jaw clip from the back of the tail ight, clean the connections, and the take a thin pick, and close the 2 metal pins together in the different sections of the jaw, with enough space between them to plug them back in. The connections inside the clip tend to expand away from the printed tail light curcuit over time.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Toyota Highlander.The brake light on the

Replace the right rear brake lamp. The bulb possible use two filaments one for brake and tail light. One burnt out filament in one bulb.

Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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I have to think the problem is inside the turn signal switch, a poor internal connection. You know the brake signal first goes through the turn switch before it goes to the bulbs. That is why the brake lights and rear turn signal lights share the same filament in the bulb, and the same wire going to those lights. The only difference is the turning side light is affected by the turn signal flasher, causing blinking, while the other side- the non turning side-does not go through the flasher relay, but straight to the bulb from the turn signal switch. Change your turn signal switch and I believe you will solve the problem. Let me know, okay?

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Right hand brake light not working vp commodore.bulb has been replaced but still no go


I assume the left hand brake light works.
First check that you have replaced it with the correct bulb. Make sure it is the same as the left hand brake light bulb.
Sounds silly but different bulbs will fit the same socket, but not work.
Make sure no one will push the brake pedal and see that contacts are clean and there is spring pressure behind the contact in the socket. If all the above is okay then you probably have a wiring problem.
Either the earth wire, usually black, is damaged or not connected to earth (body work) .
Or the power wire from left hand side light is cut or damaged. Check the colour of the wire on the left hand brake light. It will be the same for the right side.
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Only rear driver side brake light will not work when braking need help


Pastor Norman, Pastor Dave here.
Since you already replaced the left rear brake light bulb and that didn't help, please take that bulb socket out again as you did before, and find a way to test the bulb contact for electricity when the brake lights are on. You should get 12 volts out of the "hot" metal contact.
If the other two lights are on, and you have no current in the socket, you either have a bad socket, or a broken wire somewhere.
One way is to go back a few inches and skin off the insulation of the brake light wire and see if there is current back a few inches from the socket. Cover with tape when you finish.
If you decide to cobble a solution, you could run a good wire from the other brake light that works and splice it in to the dead wire.
Be Blessed.

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Hell i just bought a chevy cavlier and my back break light is out...the light its self is on...its just the break light when pressed...


you don`t say if its both or just one brake light out.you say the light itself is on but not if you mean tail light or what.the tail lights use a different filament in the bulb than the signal light which is the same filament that the brake light uses.if the signal light work on the rear then the bulbs are good,if just one side works then the bulb is no good on the side that doesn`t work.if the signal lights work but neither brake light works then you need to check the fuses in the fuse panel under the dash on the drivers side.if the fuses are good then it will be either a bad wire at the brake switch or a bad brake light switch,this is located on the brake pedal lever under the dash.

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The right side passenger back brake light will not come on. I have changed all of the light bulbs, and bulb outlets( the devices that the bulbs are inserted in). The left side brake lights work and the...


check to see if you are getting power to the socket of the faulty light,if not you have a wiring problem,check all the wiring for loose connections & connector plugs also the earth wire.....hope this helps.....cheers

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