Question about 1998 Mazda 626
It's most likely the brake light switch.
Under the dash, follow the brake pedal up to find the switch. They're normally under $10.00 at the auto parts store.
Some times there's a "plug" in a hole in the pedal arm itself that falls out. Check to see if the switch is contacting a hard surface....NOT the plugless hole..
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hello what i would do first disconnect the wires off the brake light switch test the power wire to make sure you have power to the switch if you do contact them to bypass the switch completely test see if your lights are lit if not i would trace the wiring back to the sockets contacts inside might be corroded or wires in the socket are not contacting the metal tab or broken at the crimp they sell replacement sockets you can splice into the harness if you dont have power at the break light wires you need to trace wires back to fuse panel first check to make sure there is not a secondary fuse box under your hood usually on drivers side near the strut tower usally says fuses goodluck please rate
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
have you checked the earthing continuity-if it's this other bulbs may also partly light when brakes used
Check continuity of live from center to lh & rh lights and/or is there a live at those lights
Posted on May 03, 2009
SOURCE: No brake lights on 95 Suburban
Disconnect electrical connector to brake switch brake located near brake pedal. Check for twelve volts or power with a test light on one side. If power, get a piece of wire, strip the ends and plug into each end of connector. If brake lights works, switch is bad. If not, check bulbs and power in the brake light socket. If no power, check to make sure power is leaving the trafficator switch as the brake light switch is depress or bypass. Check for broken or bad connection along circuit. If all good, you could have a trafficator switch problem. Oh, are the hazard and trafficators working in the rear? If they are, the trafficator switch is bad because the brake switch sends power there, then out to the back through the left and right rear trafficator wires.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
It could be the relay, which is a yellow box located under the carpeting in the trunk on the left side. It is a problem common to your model. Also, check the brake switch's (behind the brake pedal) functionality (12V present with key at ACC or ON and continuity between wires when button engaged).
i hope this helps
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
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