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How to Replace Your Brake Light Switch
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When taillights are behaving inconsistently like you described, it's likely to be a problem with an electrical ground connection. When the taillights are not properly grounded, the electrical current finds another path, usually through other light bulbs. Since you just...
Regarding electronic brake control module
Check the brake light bulbs, sockets and grounds first - they endure the most harsh conditions, and are easiest to check. Given the "intermittent" condition you mention, the brake light switch itself, and the brake light relay are next on...
German luxury cars built in this century are very complicated. They have multiple electronic control units for different functions, one for the engine, one for the transmission, one for the brakes and half a dozen more for various body functions....
My brake lights and head lights won't come on. It's not a blown fuse.
Hello, thanks for writing in. If all of these lights stopped working at the same time then you either have a main switch problem or a voltage issue from the fuse box. From my experience with this vehicle it is...
Dash board lights are all on
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. For all of the indicators that are lit up on your dash could be that the vehicle does need all the problems fixed or it could just be needing a reset. To reset...
My shifter is locked in park as a safety feature because my turn signals won't work.
The system requires the brake lights to turn on to unlock the shifter. If you check the brake lights and the lights do not come on then check the brake light fuse to see if it is good. If the...
All of my lights went out at once
Hi, thanks for writing in. When it comes to electrical issues like this one, the problem can come from many components. While it is possible that all of the light bulbs would go out at once, it is highly unlikely....
Brake lights won't light up, but the third will and they will turn on when lights are on.
The issue you are having is likely a faulty brake light switch. The fact the bulbs will light proves they are in good condition. The switch in located next to your brake pedal. When the brake pedal reach a certain...
No brake lights. Bulbs are good and 3rd brake light works. Problem?
Hello there, thanks for writing in. It seems that faulty brake lights are a common problem with 2000 Pontiac Montanas. If the 3rd brake light works than the brake switch is working properly. The most common causes would be a...
When replacing the brake switch, why would the 3rd brake light work and not all 3?
It is possible that both of the brake light bulbs are out. It is also possible that the other two brake lights are on a separate fuse from the third brake light which could cause the third brake light to...
brake lights and turn signals on all the time and break lights don't work.
Hello. From what you describe, it appears that your vehicle may be experiencing electrical issues. If the brake lights are staying on at all times, then the first thing I would do is check the stoplight switch. If it is...
Brake lights don't turn on when brake pedal is pressed.
Hello, thanks for writing in. Yes, the symptoms you describe are typical of a faulty brake light switch. The brake light switch, which is usually mounted at the base of the pedal, is the electronic switch responsible for powering the...
Lights wont go off - 2002 Honda Civic
Hello. From what you describe, it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing some sort of electrical issues. If its the brake lights that are staying on then the first thing I would do is check the stoplight switch mounted...
My left brake light does not work when the running lights are on.
The quickest, and easiest, way to handle this would be to try changing the bulbs on the right side. A lot of times this will fix the issue. If not, a certified mechanic will need to perform some diagnostics to...
I am going to attempt to change the wheel bearing or hub asssmbly on my car.
This is a repair that is going to take require some specialty tools and techniques to complete correctly. It would be highly advisable to have a certified mechanic perform this or possibly assist you with the repairs, especially if the...
TCS off and brake light on. Slip and speed monitor are not working
Hello. If multiple electronic systems are not working in your vehicle after hitting a bump, it is possible that some serious damage has occurred to the vehicle that will need to be checked. I would recommend having a mechanic assess...
Brake Lights
There will need to be some diagnostic tests to narrow down exactly where the fault is located. Your brake light issue may be due to a faulty brake light switch, failed headlight switch, or bad relay. Certified mechanics have specialty...
My abs and parking brake lights are coming on and staying on
Your ABS/parking brake lights are probably indicating multiple problems Check the simple possibilities first like the brake fluid level and the brake lights working. Then check wheel speed sensors (some times bad wheel bearings can cause a wheel speed sensor...
Hi guys! The breaklights on my 2002 Acura RL are not coming on at all. I just replaced the brake light switch and still nothing; w
Good question. The other day I had the same issue. I replaced the brake light switch and still no brake lights. The issue I came across was that it had to be adjusted a little. If you take the brake...
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your inoperative electrical components, may just be blown fuses. The fuse is in a circuit to protect the circuit. If, there is a short to ground, the fuse will burn. You could...

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