Tip & How-To about 2008 Peugeot 308 1.6

Peugeot 308 SW (2008) LH & RH brake lights not working

Was told by a colleague at work following me in that my brake lights were not working. Both side brake lights didn't work but the high level brake light strip at top of rear hatch did. I checked the bulbs but made the mistake in thinking the top most bulbs were the rear lights then next ones down were the rear & brake - as both locations are same dual element bulbs. Based on some forums I thought it might be the brake switch. My mistake...hence this post. The brake & rear light bulbs are the top most bulbs in the clusters, the next bulbs down are the additional rear light only (as the brake element is unused as there is no contact strip in the cluster).

If the LH & RH brake lights don't work but the high level lights do - then it will be the cruel coincidence that both bulbs gone, and unlikely to be the brake switch (which is a dual switch with press to break press to break contacts).

The clue is if all the brake lights don't work, as in the LH & RH and the top strip high level lights then it is most likely the brake switch (which is located in the passenger side below the glove box behind a piece of trim that can be removed by taking out 3 studs. The switch has a green end and the rod of the switch is pushed by a rotating shaft connected to the brake pedal {plenty of info on youtube about this}. The brake switch is available from euro carparts at about £10.

Oh - the LH & RH light clusters locate in to the car's bodywork with 2 pins, and are held in with T30 (torx 30) bolts.

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