Q: Brake lights and taillights not working

asked by on

My brake lights and taillights are not working.

Hi. It seems to me like a fuse might have blown in the panel inside the engine compartment. Another issue might be that an electrical connector has come loose or the wire loom going towards the rear has been damaged. If you need further assistance, have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the electrical problem in the circuit to find the fault.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Brake lights and taillights not working

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Have changed brake pads, have bled the lines 4 times now but having to press brake to the floor to get car to stop. What is wrong?

If your vehicle has an ABS system, sometimes the ABS system has to be remotely activated with a bi-directional (GM) scan tool in order to expel trapped air in the ABS pump and valving. This is particularly the case if...

Q: Speedometer stop working after part was replaced

The speed sensor that is mounted into the transmission housing on the back side near the firewall. If it was disconnected or damaged during the hose, installation would cause the speedometer and transmission to not work correctly. It may have...

Q: Car in gear, but not moving

Hello. If you have a 4x4, it may be in neutral. Check to see how long it has been since you serviced the transmission filter and fluid. Then, ensure that your transmission fluid is full. At this point, the next...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.