Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Brake lights stopped working

asked by on

My brake lights no longer work, All the other lights work, except the brake lights. I've changed the bulbs and checked all of the fuses, all to no avail.

Hi there. Malfunctioning brake lights is a issue a commonly found in vehicles. If the bulbs have been replaced already this issue points towards the brake light switch that has deteriorated. The brake light switch sends a signal to your brakes lights to let them know to turn on when your brakes are applied. A mechanic from YourMechanic can be sent to verify this issue and replace your brake light switch as necessary.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Service Inquiry and Exhaust smell in car

All of San Jose, CA and the surrounding area as well, is served. Exhaust gas can leak from the exhaust manifold, EGR system, piping, gasketed junctions, or components such as catalytic converters, resonators, and mufflers. If you desire that this...

Q: Broken steering wheel

The issues you describe is a common fault with older ford trucks. It is most commonly caused by faulty bearings inside of the steering wheel column. To inspect the bearings, a technician will need to remove the steering wheel. I...

Q: Battery connected backwards and won't start

Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a failed main fuse. If the fuses have been replaced then it is more than likely a bad module. In most cases the engine control module will fail when the battery...

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...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...