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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Light Switch
If the brake lights either stay on when they shouldn't or do not turn on at all, you may have to replace the brake light switch.
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Light Bulb
If a brake light is dimmer or brighter than usual, slow to respond, or the Brake Warning Light comes on, you may need to replace a brake light bulb.
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Turn Signal Switch
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Is it Safe to Drive With Brake Warning Light On?
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How to Replace Your Brake Light Switch
The brake lights of your car are controlled by switches connected to the brake pedal underneath the steering wheel. These switches are very small and tend to wear out...
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s various lights in appropriate situations, makes driving safer for you, your passengers, and other drivers. In addition...
How to Replace a Brake Light Bulb
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I replaced the brake light switch and still I have the same problem in my car. Also, I checked the stop lamp fuse and it is good.
Hi there. Check the wires from the brake light switch to the brake lights. There could be an open in the circuit making the light short to ground. Also the ground circuit could be loose making the switch not function...
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Tail lights intermittent and brake lights sometimes stay on, then I tap brake pedal and they shut off?
Hi there. The intermittent tail lights may be, a poor connection at the fuse. The headlight switch may be the cause for the intermittent tail lights. The brake lights staying on, is most likely, a faulty brake light switch. The...
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My brake lights don't turn on when I hit the brakes. What is wrong and how much to fix this problem?
Hello there, Hello there, many different faults will cause your 2013 Kia Forte brake lights to not illuminate when you press the brake pedal. Having to replace the bulbs multiple times is not a normal issue and may indicate there...
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Engine turned off while I was driving and wont start back up.
The noise you heard right before the transmission shifter went into neutral was the transmission probably popping a gear. A transmission that is noisy in gear and goes into neutral could have a solution such as adding some fluid or...
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Brake light comes on.
Have you tried having a scan tool hooked up to see if there are any fault codes stored in the computer? It sounds to me like you may have a malfunctioning brake fluid level sensor or the brake system warning...
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Brake lights stay on
Your brake pedal may not be returning all the way. Because the switch is activated by the motion of the pedal, if the pedal does not swing back all the way to it's stop, it may not turn off the...
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Emergency brake light won't stay on. If really cold in the morning, it's out until I drive for about a mile or so
Hi there. Check the cables to the parking brake when you set the parking brake. There is a parking brake sensor attached to the pedal and if the sensor is tripped, the indicator brake light will come on the dash....
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Car will not start or go in gear - 1996 XJ6 Jaguar
Hi there. In most cases, a malfunctioning brake light will not trigger an error code that renders the engine non-compliant. What may be the cause of this issue is if the transmission gear shift solenoid or neutral safety switch was...
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My brake light stays on - 2004 Infiniti QX56
Hi there. Check the brake pedal brake light switch to see if the contacts are closed (meaning the switch is engaged) with the pedal all the way up. It is possible that the brake pedal has moved down a little...
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I was told my vehicle needs has a gas pedal short and need to replace a brake light switch and rewiring. How much should it be?
Hey there. The brake light switch should have nothing to do with the throttle position sensor not working properly. Check your brake light operation to determine if they are working properly, simply by having someone watch the brake lights as...
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Two rear brake lights are not working. The top one is.
Hi there. Having power to the brake light switch leads me away from a fuse related issue. Not knowing the model, makes it difficult to know whether the brake light switch is two wire or multiple wire. If it's a...
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Bottom Brake lights not lighting
Hello there, a few common faults will cause your 2007 Chevrolet Colorado to have brake lights that do not illuminate. In many cases the bulbs are the most common failure, these bulbs are dual filament and are responsible for the...
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Brake light and abs light on, my brakes are soft ( needs to be replaced ) if I replace brakes will both lights go off?
A soft brake pedal generally indicates a hydraulic issue with the brake system. If the hydraulic system has a leak or a faulty seal in components such as the brake master cylinder of ABS pump, the brake system will not...
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Brake light issue
The rear brake light on the right uses the same power as the one on the left. If you are getting brake lights on the left side but not on the right, then you will need to test the right...
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No brake lights 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis
Hi there - check the fuses for the brake lights, the brake light bulbs, and the ground for the brake lights (should be OK since other lights work, but....). If these check out correctly, check for power to the brake...
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One brake light is not working
This should be a double filament bulb, which has two filaments inside. One works for the main tail light and the other is activated when the brake light switch is activated. Many times, one or both of these filaments will...
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ABS and Brake lights are on and stay on even after a few seconds
Hello - you are thinking smart to be concerned about warning message on your vehicle, especially for brakes! In this case, your vehicle is warning you that there is a fault in the anti-skid brake system - most likely just...
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Brake Light and ABS Light
This is a sign of faulty wheel speed sensors. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which...
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Brake lights work when vechile is off. They quit when you start it
There may be a fault in the brake light switch or corrosion crossing a circuit and making the lights work backwards. This switch is usually found on the brake pedal, but a technician with access to a wiring diagram should...
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Rear Brake light and turn signal not working on driver side
Lighting problems like this can seem very confusing, so it is best to start with the basics. Check for power and ground at the turn and brake light sockets. I suspect in your case you will have a good ground...

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