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How to Check Your Car Brake Lights
Car brake lights are essential for driving safely. Check the brake lights and brake fuses regularly to keep the brake system working well.
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.
How Long Does an Emergency Parking Brake Cable Last?
Your emergency parking brake is something all vehicles come with. It consists of an emergency/parking brake cable which connects the parking brake shoes to the parking brake lever. This steel...
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.
How Long Does a Brake Light Bulb Last?
Having properly working lights on your car is important when driving on busy roadways. Making sure that the other motorists see you and what you are doing can help to eliminate...
How to Buy a Good Quality Brake Light Bulb
Just like the light bulbs in the lamps inside your house, bulbs in your car’s lighting system eventually burn out. The brake light bulb is typically the same as the tail...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Turn Signal Switch
Common signs include the turn signal indicator continuing to blink when the steering wheel returns to the center and having to hold the lever down.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Vacuum Pump
Common signs include poor fuel efficiency, difficulty pressing the brake pedal, oil leaking under the engine, and the AC not working.
Is it Safe to Drive With Brake Warning Light On?
The brakes on your vehicle allow you to stop safely, especially in emergency situations. If your Brake Warning Light comes on, you should take notice and contact your mechanic immediately. Brakes...
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...
How to Use Your Car Lights to Stay Safe and Legal
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
Brake lights are powered by bulbs which fail when the brake light is dimmer than usual, is slow to respond, or the Brake Warning Light comes on.
5 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Dashboard
The dashboard in your car is the control panel of your vehicle. It provides you with all the information you need to know, as well as houses the instruments and controls for operating the...

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are ESC/Traction and Brake light issues related?
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Hello, thank you for writing in. If you know that the brake bulbs, relay, and switch are good then you have an issue with the wiring or the ground connection. The body control module also plays a role in how...
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Parking brake light on. after changing rear pads, calipers, rotors. Bled brakes.
Hello. There may very well be an air pocket left in your line that needs to be bled out. One efficient way to tell if there's air in your system is pressing the brake pedal with the engine running, the...
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There's no power to the third brake light
Hello, thank you for writing in. The center high mount stop lamp is wired separately from the other lights to minimize brake light failure. The next step is to trace the wire down passed where the lift gate connects to...
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Really weird brake light activity
It is possible both bulbs are burned out. The higher wattage brake light filament in each bulb should be tested with an ohmmeter to make sure the filament is intact. The bulbs can also be powered off the car to...
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Brake light does not work.
Use the power wire from the brake light switch to activate the rear brake lights. By having an alternate power supply, ;the brake lights have no control without a switch, so the module is on but not functioning for the...
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No rear lights of any kind or working. ( No running, brake, or signal lights)
Check the ground wires on the back of the vehicle as they are either broke or loose. Over time the bolt that holds the ground wire to the frame tends to become rusty causing the ground to have a high...
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Brake lights are not working.
Check the turn signal switch and see if its sticking in place. A bad turn-signal switch may interrupt the brake light circuit and cause the brake lights to not function. Also a broken wire to or from the brake light...
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I have a question for you I have a 2007 Honda Civic. One brake light is not working the bulb seems okay. What could be the problem?
If the brake light bulb is good, then check the wiring to the brake light that is out and look for any broken wires or loose grounds. A broken wire or loose wire will cause a circuit to fail as...
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Weird electrical problem
Hello, thank you for writing in. The electrical circuits that relate to both of these systems are crossing at some point. This may be an issue with the body control module, the fuse box, the bulbs, or the electrical wiring....
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What is the fix for this?
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Stuck in park no brake light I replaced brake light switch with no luck.Fuses good .Someone said their is another switch besides
You need to look to see if you are getting brake lights? If no lights even after replacing switch and checking fuses then you most likely have a broken wire at the brake light switch connector. Replace connector at brake...
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Why does my brake/abs lights come on when I turn on my blower in my 2006 Chevrolet Silverado
Hello. It sounds like you have a voltage issue. When the power in the vehicle drops below a certain level these lights will come on as a warning. Since they come on when turning on the blower that means that...
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I have a 2000 Saab 93. The brake lights are not working. I have checked all the bulbs and fuses all good and the switch on the brake pedal.
Remove the brake light bulbs and check for power to them with the brake pedal pressed. If there is power, then check the ground and see if there is a good connection. If the connection is poor, then the ground...
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My passenger brake light is not functioning.
The brake and turn signals are controlled by the turn signal switch and go through the body control module to turn them on. You need to have body control module tested to see if it is sending out the power...
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Ignition fuse keeps blowing, all back lights don't work, gauges messed up, can't shift out of park when engine is on.
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Brake light malfunction and ABS light has been on for months.
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My brake lights not working I changed the switch
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My brake lights will not come on. I replaces the fuse, bulbs, and the switch - still nothing. 2001 Mazda 626
Hi there - it is still possible that the brake light switch has to be adjusted, or that there is a problem with the wiring to the brake lights. You have certainly done a great job attacking all the logical...
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My brake light is still on, but my brakes were just redone, why is that?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The brake warning light on the dashboard can be triggered by any sensor or electrical issue in the brake system. The best way to narrow down the possible issues is to have the diagnostic...

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