Question about 2001 Ford Windstar
Brake light goes on whenever i press on the brake, then goes off
Mine does this too...check your brake fluid. mine has a small leak and i have to fill it every couple weeks.
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee that I purchased only three months ago. It has already been in the shop three times in a month so I fee like I can help you with your problem. My rear brake light did the same thing and I just had to purchase the whole light socket. It only cost $13.00 from Jeep. I know your jeep is a 99' but the mechanic said that all Grand Cherokees from the last six years or so had the same problem. Changing the light bulb won't work. It will simply burn your bulb out. Simply buy the plastic socket that the bulb snaps in and that should fix your problem. It did for me.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
SOURCE: BRAKE LIGHTS STAY ON WHEN
you have a brake switch under the brake pedal in the car. usually they have 2 wires conected to it.. take the wires off and switch them. that should fix the problem the only other thing i can think of is that the brake switch under the petal is going bad
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
this does not sound like a fuse problem. seems like a wiring issue. You probably have wires shorted together, and/or shorts to ground somewhere.
Brake switch is a good place to start, make sure it's working fine. To find the wiring issue you will need electrical diagrams, so get yourself a repair manual for a 1998 Explorer.
Look at connectors, see if you can find components or connections where all the brake light and tail lights connect to together. Using a multi meter you should be able to pin point the issue if u follow the wiring from the battery to the lights using the diagrams and checking connectors.
Posted on May 09, 2009
YOU HAV A BAD EARTH IN THE CLUSTER AND CAUSING THE POWER TO USE THE OTHER CIRCUITS, U NEED TO REMOVE THE UNIT AND CLEAN UP ALL CONECTERS, AND CHECK THE MAIN EARTH CICUIT IS GROUNDED
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
Sounds like a brake lamp switch or fuse. Check all fuses electrically, with a test probe you can purchase from any auto parts store. Go through each fuse with the probe touching the end or tip of the fuse after clipping the lead on the probe to a good ground. If the probe lights up at both ends of the fuse, the fuse is sound, if it only lights up at one end then replace that fuse and if the probe does not light up at all, that fuse is not active so turn on the ignition but dont start the motor. The brake lamp switch is attached to the brake pedal. It may have a single wire or several. All the switch does is connect the brake lamp circuit to an active supply rail so, The switch should have one active wire and the other wire should become active when the pedal is pressed. If it does not, replace the switch. If it does, then you may have two blown bulbs in the rear lamps or a damaged wiring harness to the rear lamps and you should seek the advice of a qualified person. Start with the fuses, then the switch, then the bulbs..and remember, you may have more then one fuse panel in the vehicle so check under the hood too..
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
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