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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...
P0504 OBD-II Trouble Code: Brake Switch “A”/”B” Correlation
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): P0504 P0504 code definition When a malfunction is detected in the brake light switch of a vehicle, the PCM (powertrain control module) records the P0504 code, and...
How to Replace Your Brake Light Switch
The brake lights of your car are controlled by switches connected to...
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?
This is an electrical issue and, as well, the issue involving the ESC system is probably electrical in nature, too. I would suggest downloading the diagnostic trouble codes that undoubtedly have been stored relative to the ESC malfunction to see...
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2000 Ford Taurus won't shift out of park and brake lights don't work
Check fuse number 217 for power in the under dash fuse panel. If you have no power to fuse then the fuse panel needs replaced. If you have power then check for broken wires at the brake switch connector. ...
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Check the brake light switch or substitute a known good switch and see if symptom recurs.
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Brake lights are not working. replaced brake light swtch still no brake lights. the third brake light the connection was melted at
The first thing to do is to repair third brake light and replace the brake light fuse and then see if the third brake lights work and the lower lights start working? If only the 3rd brake light starts working...
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I changed the break light switch and now I can not get the truck out of park
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues the with ABS system. Considering the timing with the brake light switch, you will want to verify that installation and make sure it is clean, dry, and tight....
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why is battery and brake light on?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The battery light and brake light often illuminate together when your alternator has failed. You can verify this easily by scanning for diagnostic codes. These are codes that pertain to the warning lights, and...
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All lights work except brake lights and high cent light replaced the switch still not working truck is a 1999 sliverado 1500 5.3
The problem sounds like the stop lamp fuse in the engine compartment fuse box 20 amp is blown. Check this fuse and also make sure it has power to it. If bad try replacing it and go from there. If...
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Where on the Honda accord is the brake light switch ?
Look under the dashboard. You may have to take off an access panel. At the top of the brake pedal you will find a switch that is activated by the motion of the pedal. It's not hard to change, but...
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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.
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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.
The ignition switch is damaged and needs replaced. The contacts inside the ignition switch is are shorting out with itself. This is why the switch has to be in a specific position to release the shift interlock solenoid. If you...
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I have a 1997 ford ranger. I was informed by highway patrol last night that none of the lights on the rear of the truck are workin
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several different lights at the rear of the vehicle. They are run off of different circuits to control them separately and in order to keep them from all going out at once....
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Brake light malfunction and ABS light has been on for months.
Check the brake light switch on the brake pedal and see if its loose on the contact pin. If the pin feels loose, then the switch needs replaced. For the ABS light to be on, there could be an issue...
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My brake lights not working I changed the switch
It is possible both bulbs are burned out. The filament in each bulb should be tested with an ohmmeter. The bulbs can also be powered off the car to see if both filaments work but be wary of short circuits...
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My tail-brake lights are not working, but my top brake light is working, and the taillights are on when the headlights are on
Since the third brake light works your brake light switch is good. This vehicle has a rear brake light out sensor module in the left rear of the trunk that needs to be checked to see if brake signal is...
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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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My 2003 ford mustangs brake wire connector broke where can I get this fixed and for how much
You can get the new connector with about 6 inches of new wire so you can solder or use wire connectors to put in the new connector to the old harness. The labor to install this new connector should not...
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The light bulbs on the tail lights work and I changed the fuse but the lights won't dim at night
Hello, thank you for writing in. You have covered the basics. You know the brake lights work, but they are not getting the power they should have under all circumstances. The most direct way, at this point, to find the...

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