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My brake lights on my 240 do not work replaced the bulb and the fuse

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Check brake light switch, sit on the brake arm peddle, up under the dash, remove switch and check for voltage at both wire's on switch, with switch in the out position is on, should have voltage at both wire's, if no voltage at both wire's bad switch.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

  • voxin2 Nov 13, 2010

    a more simple test to check the brake light switch is to bypass the switch at the pedal. unplug the wires going into the switch. Use a paper clip bent into a u shape and connect the two wires to it. your brake lights should be illuminated at this point. if not the problem is not the switch but somewhere else. most likely the tail light assembly circuit board films Use a test light to check for power at the tail light assy, while you have the switch bypassed.

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SOURCE: brake lights dont work

check brake light switch..under dash up at top of brake pedal.with wiring harness on one side and spring loaded pintle on other that reads when brake pedal is applied

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Volvo 240 reverse lights don't work

Hi Sir

Checked the switch and plug? here's how :)

Yes it is the reverse light switch which is hooked up to your gearbox which needs to be replaced. Also it could be the plug going into this switch is a bit dirty or thorn (due to engine temperature and time wear) which in that case means that it needs to be fixed before replacing the switch.

Checking its actually the swtich so you don't buy it for nothing :)

Just to make sure that the circuitry is ok. Go to the gearbox (if it is front wheel drive transverse engine you wont need to go underneath) check where the gearbox and linkages are close to the revers there should be a switch n plug hooked up to it. Unplug it put in a piece of wire to short circuit both wires. Then turn the ignnition key on and if your circuitry is fine the lights should go on :) This means that its the switch for sure :) I hope that this helped your problem :)

CHEERS

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 1990 Volvo 240 DL brake lights not working, fuse good, bulbs good

It's silver aluminum---not orange---that's fuel pump!

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 1989 Toyota Camry. No brake lights.

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
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Posted on Oct 26, 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

Testimonial: "Hey, thanks for the tip! I will try it! every time I step on the brakes the "bulb out" light goes on & it's driving me nuts! thanks again."

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Here's a link to the brake light bulb,check your bulb and match the number up on your blown bulb.http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/1988-Volvo-244DL/Brake-Light-Bulb/_/N-iiaf5Z9cjcq

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1988 VOLVO 240 RR BRAKE LIGHT & BACK UP LIGHTS


I have a 1990dl 240 volvo. Tell me if there is a brake lights relay in this model.
My brake lights don't work, fuse is ok, brake switch is ok, bulbs are ok.
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1991 Volvo 240 backup lights do not work


don't back up <giggle> ..there is a switch involved, is your trans automatic or manual?

If automatic, With engine off, foot on brake (duh) key in on position, observe the backup lights as you slowly move the shifter completely through it's range... Commonly, the switch needs adjustment.

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It's silver aluminum---not orange---that's fuel pump!

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