Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: left brake light and tail light only work when car is in park.

asked by on

The right side lights work OK only the left brake and tail lights do not work when taken out of park.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there: The brake light issue you’ve des...

Hi there:

The brake light issue you’ve described with your 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee is typically caused by damage to an electrical relay from the parking light switch, or fuse control box. Sometimes this can be a very simple fix; while in other instances it can be troublesome to trace the electrical gremlin. The best way to save time, money and resources is to have one of our mobile mechanics complete an electrical problems inspection; so they can trace the source of this issue and make the correct repairs.

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 cuts off

Hello. If your vehicle runs for a little while and then dies and will not restart then you may have a problem with the fuel pump or the auto shut down relay. The relay is the most common cause of...

Q: Steering gear leaking

This is common in older vehicles. The input shaft has a seal and bushing that get worn over time. The typical repair is to replace the steering gear. If you vehicle is equipped with air bags, special precautions and procedures...

Q: How many control arms do the rear passenger side have?

Hello, The rear of these vehicles have about eight different links across the rear of the suspension including both sides. When ordering parts, you can either buy a whole kit or you must be very specific with which piece you...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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.