Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Brake lights not working properly.

asked by on

No brake lights. Fuses and bulbs have been checked.

When all the brake lights quit working, the most likely cause is the brake light switch. This switch activates the brake lights when the brake pedal is depressed. It is usually located on the brake pedal mechanism. Have this switch inspected by a technician to verify its malfunction. No brake lights is a safety issue so if the switch is bad, I would recommend having it replaced as soon as possible to prevent someone from hitting you in a rear end collision.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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: Car turns over from starter, but not from ignition

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1964 Chevrolet Bel Air. If the starter will turn over when jumped directly, then power is not getting to the starter. The wiring diagram I have for this vehicle is horrible, probably...

Q: Installed new delphi fuel pump and fram fuel filter. still no pressure on fuel rail valve and wont start. 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

Hi there - I suspect you have weak power getting to the fuel pump. I would first check the voltage coming out of the fuel pump relay. If the contacts in the relay are burned, you will not get reliable...

Q: Steering is jerking

Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a problem with the rack and pinion gears. The rack and pinion gear set does two things: It converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel into the linear motion needed to...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.