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Brake lights dont work.

Recently replaced radio and now the brake lights don't work. The shifter will not go into drive unless you use the override button. I have change out the brake pedal switch. have checked and cleaned all the grounds. Have checked all the fuses and relays. still no brake lights. also checked light bulbs. I have turn signals and parking lights. what to do now?

I have a 2001 Hyundai accent with only 40,000 miles.

Stuart Newman

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  • tangofox Jul 21, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Although, I haven't had any work done that would affect anything electrical, and I also haven't checked the fuses yet (as I don't know yet which one I need to check). Mine has 75,000 miles on it.

  • natasha_e Nov 29, 2008

    I have a 03 accent with 85,000 miles on it. I have checked the brake pedal switch, the fuses and the bulbs none of which was the problem. None of my brake lights work but the rest of the lights work; headlights, taillights, and turn signals.



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Sounds as if you might have knocked a wire or two loose when changing he radio?? Go to and register - it's free. They have guides to troubleshoot items like this.

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