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I have a 1986 cutlass and my brake light aren't working, could it be the brake light switch If im getting power from the fuse?

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Yes, try pulling the connector off the switch and connecting the terminals in the connector with a paper clip. If that puts the lights on, replace the switch.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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  • alphatiger08 Mar 14, 2011

    Ok I did exactly what you said and they still didn't work. What are some other options?

  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Mar 14, 2011

    Hi, if the switch is OK, and not even the center brake is working, you have a wiring problem. Check to see if there is power at the brake switch. Use a 12 volt test light with the clip attached to a good chassis ground, and probe that connector again. The orange wire should be hot.


  • alphatiger08 Mar 18, 2011

    I figured it out. There was no brake light switch in the 1st place, There was only the cruise control release switch so i thought that was the brake light switch. I went to the parts store got a brake light switch found the connector and BAM had brake lights. Thanks for your help.

  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Mar 18, 2011

    wow, wonder who took the switch out?

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