Q: Tail lights suddenly not working.

asked by on June 28, 2016

I have no tail lights nor do I have brake lights. And when I turn on the turn signal BOTH tail lights flash. I have replaced fuses and the signal relay but to no avail. I noticed that there is a green wire that is just hanging by the brake switch. Could the brake light switch cause my tail lights to completely stop working?

My car has 195000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You have a broken brake light switch connector wire. The green wire with a red stripe goes to the brake lights and will cause the brake lights not to work. You may also have a problem with the turn signal switch as well. Get the brake switch wire fixed first and then have the multi-function turn signal switch checked for proper operation. If you want to have this diagnosed, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to inspect the lights issue and make the correct repairs.

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