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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
start with easy thing first are you sure both bulbs are ok ? get a test lamp
or make one!
get a good 12v bulb attach wires to side of bulb one to the terminal on base of
bulb,tape together now you can fined volts
hand brake on out of gear?
turn key on go inside car above the brake
theres a switch pull the plug off
put one end your test lamp to earth (the car body) and the other wire put to the terminals on the plug you pulled off if you get your test bulb to light its the switch thats faulty
replace switch if you have power at the switch and still no lights make a short bit of wire take back the insulation a bit so bair wire is showing make it in to a u shaped and put in to plug above the
brake that you pulled off you should now have volts(power) in the boot useing your new test lamp
to fned it make good all earthing points its somewhere between the switch and the boot?
if you fine when brake is pressed you get more than one light on its a bad earth
if you have no power at the switch ts prob fuse box fault tthry wll known for bad solder joins
good luck ps dont foget to replace plug
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
hi to remove the hob nut you need a large bar about two feet long and i think they are 30mm but you will need to replace them with new ones and torque them correctly or you will encounter problems theyalso have to be pinned when torqued it really is not a diy job
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
have you tested the brake light switch? it is located at the top of the arm the brake pedal is attached to, it is very common for the wires to that switch to break inside the plastic insulation, the switch testing goes like this, there should be 12 volts present at both sides of the switch with the brake pedal depressed and one side without the pedal depressed.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Is there any brake fluid leaks anywhere?
Check your Brake Fluid Level in your Master Cylinder Reservoir. If it is too low, this will trigger the Brake Light. This is the number 1 reason for the warning light to trigger.
Also: there is an electrical connection adjacent to the Reservoir. Check this connection. Unplug, check the metal connectors (both) for any corrosion or oxidation (whiting) and remove this from the metal. Replug and recheck operation.
Further: what is the condition of your Brake Pads and/or Brake Shoes? Pads or Shoes that are worn out (very low) will trigger this.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have any additional infomation, problems or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
Sounds like possibly the ignition switch is going out. Try jiggling the key in the ignition in the on position and see if your lights come back on.
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
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