Q: My 3rd brake light still works but not lower lights, cruise will not set.

asked by on

I checked the interior fuse box lamp fuse, it was fine. Could not locate the one specified in engine compartment at all. The cruise will not set, it does come on though, and the lower brake lights are no longer lighting although running lights work just fine. No bulbs are out. Could this be the brake switch again? It was replaced in a recall a few years ago I believe.

My car has 149000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The brake lights in the back are all powered by the same wire as the third brake light is. You have to check the brake light bulb in the back on each side and make sure they are good. You may want to have a qualified technician inspect the brake light issue in person to pinpoint the correct repair that should be made.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My 3rd brake light still works but not lower lights, cruise will not set.

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: 0B5 Gearbox Basic Setting

Hello. If your speed sensor is failing to calibrate properly then it may be possible that there is some sort of electrical fault present, or issues with the calibration procedure. Any wiring issues with the sensor may result in the...

Q: The alternator seems to be relatively new, is it possible that the voltage regulator is bad?

When it comes to electrical issues the first place to start is to assure that all the connections are clean, dry, and tight. There may be a loose or dirty connection from the installation process. This will include the battery...

Q: Dash board lights are all on

Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. For all of the indicators that are lit up on your dash could be that the vehicle does need all the problems fixed or it could just be needing a reset. To reset...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...