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No brake lights,replaced 2 brake switches help!!!

Fixed everything,checked bulbs,replaced pedal switch.

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On some cars the brake lights and turns signals use the same bulbs.
If your car is like this, the problem may be in the turn signal switch.
Could also be a ground problem.

Posted on Jul 04, 2012


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SOURCE: brake pedal switch

Yes. Because the switch use a individual wire to the 3rd light.
To separete from the rear. because the rear lights, use the same bulb to signal and brake light.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008


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SOURCE: 2003 nissan altima problem

is there power TO the brake light switch? adn is there power OUT OF THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH?

Posted on Aug 01, 2008


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SOURCE: brake light switch


1. Twist and pull to remove switch.
2. Pull up on brake pedal pad and hold.
3. Insert switch into retainer until switch plunger is completely depressed.
4. Turn the switch until it locks into place in the brake pedal bracket.
When turning the switch to lock into place, the switch backs off the stopper to the correct clearance automatically.
5. Release the brake pedal pad.


Posted on Jul 23, 2008


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SOURCE: Nissan Altima brake light

what that means is your socket is is probably shorted to your running lights there is a constant feed of voltage to that circuit. i would take a circuit probe and trace a wire to the spot of the short. good luck.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008


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SOURCE: Brake Light

The hole in the pedal arm is for the cruise control. There is a plastic plug that needs to be in place to turn off the brake lights. They should be available at any dealer - there is also one for the clutch pedal arm in manual trans. These are required for the cruise as well as to turn off the brake lights. I bet that several will now be able to have their cruise back.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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