Try the turn signal switch in the steering column. I know it sound stupid but that is the problem and they are not cheap. At a service shop besides a dealer you are probably talking around $200+. I had the same problem, sometimes the rear brake lights would work and sometimes not but window light always worked. Good Luck
Your problem may be with any or all of these three items: The fuse, brake switch or bulbs in the brake lights.
It depends on the exact problem. If it's that both brake lights in the back do not work and the middle one works, it could be your turn signal switch.
TRY TURNING THE EMERGENCY FLASHERS ON AND OFF A COUPLE TIMES THEN CHECK YOUR BRAKE LIGHTS. WORKED FOR ME.
If the brake lights are not coming on in your car and you have changed the bulbs and the fuses with no results, you could also check the wiring in your '98 Chevrolet Lumina. The wires may be damaged or even broken.
id cheack your brake light switch. its rightbehine your brake peddle it could be that malfunction, its a chap part to change $15 or less but u could also check your fuses if the bulbs are still good due to the bulbs having 2 separate filiments one for runin light and for brake..
my back brake lights don't work, but the brake light on the back door does what could be wrong
It could be a blown fuse. Tail lights and brake/turn are on separate fuses. Apparently there is not a ground problem since brake/turn works OK.
mabie they could be burning out.
Could be a brake switch, its under the brake pedal arm - work the trigger manually and see if its stuck. Doublecheck your brake lights though...does the single brake light in the window work? (double check the bulb) If the brake light in the window works and the 2 tail lights do not work, then you have a bad "turn signal switch." I know, the name is confusing. The turn signal switch is the multifunction stick (cruise/wipers/turn signals) on the left side of the steering column and the large plastic and electric mechanism it operates. The steeing wheel has to come off and the unit has to be replaced. It's not easy to do for most and its not cheap either.
It is not necessarily the fuse. It could be the switch on the brake that is not closing the circuit.
The brake lights on a 96 Jimmy are operated by the brake light switch, mounted on the brake pedal assembly. If the switch is bad the lights could stay on or off, or be sporadic.
If you brake lights are not working on your trailblazer it could be due to a number of reasons. Your fuse could be blown, or your light may no longer work.
a crappy car. my 99 beetle has the same problem. brake light switch new, bulbs and fuses new. brake lights just work whenever the heck they want. this is one of the many reasons my car has a for sale sign in the window. good luck.
Blown fuse or defective brake light switch.
Those tail lights could be the brake lights you are seeing and that would be a faulty brake light switch or the brake light switch is out of adjustment.
Could be the brake light switch or fuse.
Brake lights could stay on in a 1999 Dodge Stratus because of a short in the wiring. If the headlamps are off and the brake lights are still on, check the wiring for the brake lights that is inside the trunk. Sometimes cargo in the trunk can interfere with the lights.
On a toyota tacoma 2003 SR5 when the tail lights are turned on the brake lights come on and when the tail lights are of the brake lights work just fine what could be the problem. If the truck has a trailer plug, inspect the plug and plug wiring for damage and corrosion.
check the brake light switch that is on top of your brake pedal under the dash, could be out of adjustment or bad.
Nonfunctional Brake LightsOne possible cause of this issue is that the brake light switch is not adjusted properly, or the switch could be defective.
if the tail lights work but not brake lights then its most likely just a blown fuse or it could be the switch at the top of your brake pedal arm.
There could be a severed connection somewhere along the line, or it could just be a blown fuse
By the nature of the question I assume that you are referring to the tail lights and brake lights. My Explorer has four bulbs. Tail, brake turn and backup. They are all in separate compartments of the light assembly. So it could be that you have just burned out one bulb. If you are referring to the upper brake light in the rear window or at the top of the tailgate, same thing. One or more bulbs are burned out. I see people driving all the time with both lower lights burned out and the top working or visa versa.
it could be the brake light switch that usually contacts the break pedal when you depress the brake pedal. check that out first.