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Brake light not working

My brake lights are not working. The tail lights work but when ever I step on the brakes the brake light doesn't come on.

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  • Anonymous Oct 12, 2008


    • I have had a problem for awhile with my brake lights at first when I would have my right hand bliker on I would not have a brake light. so I got another wiring harness and put it on, now I don't have any brake lights at all, but have everything else. it is a 1994 chevy pickup.

  • boone365 Jan 16, 2009

    79 f150 left brake light stopped working replaced the bulb but still not working the right works fine thinking its the wiring but dont know were to look

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    step on brake pedal,brake lights do not come on.

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First ensure the bulbs are fine.

Check and replace the fuse in your fuse box.

If it keeps blowing after replacing the brake lights fuse, then there is a short on the wires, you need to check wiring.

If fuse is ok and there is no brake light check wiring to the lights, there is a broken connection or an open wiring to the brake lights.

Note: brake lights are usually not dependent from tail lights, they have separate wiring.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: The brake lights wont work. The brake light over

the break light wire on the lumina runs through the blinker switch or multifunction switch on the colum.. check there as well as at the tail light sockets. on the late 90s gm cars the sockets had a tendancy to rot away... use a test light at the brake light wire in the trunk and have a friend apply the break. if there is power then may have to get new tail lights. or replacement bulbs.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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SOURCE: tail lights dont work

Replace the bulbs.
The bulbs will have two seperate elements in it which is why the brake light works.

Take the bulbs out and you will see the seperate elements.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: brake light problem

My van did the same thing it was the ground at the socket it had a good ground all the way to the socket but lost it right at the socket.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: no tail lights/brake lights. flashers work

check the fuses

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: 96 monte carlo rear window brake light works but

are the bulbs good. do these use the same bulbs for brake/turn signals?. if the high mount light was working, then the brake light switch was good. brake light power goes through the turn signal switch. you will need to get a wiring diagram and verify the power is going in and coming out of turn signal switch.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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