Q: Malfunction with brake light sensor.

asked by on January 12, 2016

My car keeps notifying me that my right rear brake light is not working. However, I took it to the gas station and the mechanic there said all of my lights were working. It seems there is a malfunction in the connection between the car and the light bulb.

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These systems can be tricky. Also on European vehicles they sometimes have more lights than Americans are used to. It is possible that there is a bad connection that is causing this light to come on. However it is also possible that the employee at the gas station just didn’t identify that a bulb was burned out. I would ask for help from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic to take a look at your lights and identify what the issue is.

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