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Brake lights will not work

I replaced the fuse and the bulbs for the brake lights but they will not work? What can I do next?

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You need to replace your brake light switch. It is located on the brake pedal under the dash. Good luck

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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Brake light switch located on the brake pedal bracket.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Brake lights don't work. Replaced bulbs, checked

Yes, you need to of course check the voltage coming into and going out of the brake light switch, if 12 Volts are there going out and coming in while pressing on the brake pedal, your brake lights aren't getting a good ground or there is a break in the circuit between that switch & the lights.

On occasion the tail lights will work with a weak ground circuit where the Brake lights won't. Best way to determine this is to just hook up the 12 volt tester to the Brake light hot wire & there at the bulb ground, then in an area away from the bulb that has a good possibility of contact/ground.

Really that's it, if the 12Volts is getting to the bulb but it isn't lighting, if you aren't getting the voltage there and the brake switch is hot on both sides when pressed, the break in voltage will have to be traced from that switch to the tail light to find the problem.

good luck.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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SOURCE: 2003 silverado 1500 v-6 brake lights dont work

HI!!!! brake ligth swich is located inthe brake pedal on top get them off is hold it by pins o screws replace this thing only if you check the fusess and the are ok.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: brake lights dont work

check brake light switch..under dash up at top of brake pedal.with wiring harness on one side and spring loaded pintle on other that reads when brake pedal is applied

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Brake lights not working

There is a flaw in the wiring of this model to the rear brake lights. Take it to a trusted mechanic if they follow the wires they will see where the sodder/connection has been broken. Jeep no longer uses this type of wiring. My mechanic said he got lucky and found the break, but if it happened again, he would have to replace ALL the wiring most likely.

FYI - I had this same problem about a year ago.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1989 Toyota Camry. No brake lights.

It could be the relay, which is a yellow box located under the carpeting in the trunk on the left side. It is a problem common to your model. Also, check the brake switch's (behind the brake pedal) functionality (12V present with key at ACC or ON and continuity between wires when button engaged).

i hope this helps
-matthew

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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  • Check Brake Light Bulbs: All cars have three brake light bulbs that create the brake light illumination affect. If all of these brake light bulbs fail no brake light operation will occur. I know what you're thinking, you might say all three brake lights at once? But in reality one brake light went out at a time and you did not notice. People only tend to notice something when they almost run into the back of your car to help persuade them to inform you the brake lights aren't working. Remove any of the brake light bulbs to confirm the bulb is ok or burned. After the bulb has been removed inspect the filament and replace if failed. If the brake light bulbs are ok continue to the next step.
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