Question about Dodge Stratus
The first thing to do is check the brake light switch under the driver side panel up a little where the brake pedal bends. This brake light switch is mounted under the panel so that a small plunger extends to where the brake pedal contacts it when the pedal is at rest (your foot off). This plunger is held in by spring pressure built into the switch and is in the off position. When you step on the brake, the pedal moves forward releasing tension on the switch spring turning the brake lights on. If the switch is stuck or jammed in the off position, no lights, if it is stuck on the on position, brake lights all the time and a run down battery.
This switch cost a couple dollars on the internet, but shipping makes it about ten bucks. You can buy one at an automotive supply "Auto Zone?" for about seven bucks. and it mounts to a bracket under that panel. This switch is about the size of your thumg with a two inch plunger.
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
Check the switch at the break pedal
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
take the bulb back out have someone sit in car apply brake get your self a circuit tester and check to see if this circuit is carrying efficient 12 volt current! some times in cold weather these bulbs get hot with long period of breaking and when released condensate and rust begins and you get what you have perhaps bad socket! this would be a ideal location to begin and probably end,
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
These are Dual Function Bulbs. They control the Parking Lights and the Brake Lights. This Bulb is Burnt out on the Brake Coil inside the Bulb. I have actually seen Bulbs that were Bad But you could not Tell by jast looking at them. It should be fine with a New Bulb. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
Lok in the trunk on the left side, behind the carpet for a small plastic box with a bunch of wires going to it. Look to see if there is brake light powe coming in with the pedal depressed. If so, and no power is coming out, you need to order and replace the "taillamp failure sensor".
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
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