Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Honda Civic LX
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How do you fix brake lights that work when you turn on the headlights but do not work when you are braking?


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2015-07-14 15:55:13
2015-07-14 15:55:13

Change the brake bulb. It sounds like one of the filamits is broken in the bulb. Could also be wiring crossed.

There is a sensor under the brake pedal. These sensors sometimes go bad, and cause your brake lights to become useless, though your brakes work perfectly. This has happened to my in my 89 Accord, and was fixed rather easily.

how did u pull the sensor thing off

I should have asked this question: On an E320, what causes the center brake light to constantly be illuminated when the headlight switch is turned to ON. And 've got the . The left side brake bulb was loose. Once I tightened it up, the center light went off.


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they are not brake lights they are fog lights and they turn on because it is for the car behind to see you

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Often this type of behavior is caused by a bad ground for the lighting circuit. Check the ground circuit for the brake lights.

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You can only turn off the headlights by applying the emergency brake. When the emergency brake is on, the headlights will not light. Otherwise the best of my expererience is that they are on all the time. If you have remote start, put the emergency brake on before you leave the vehicle and when you remote start it, the headlights will not be on, but the driving lights (if switch is on) will be on as well as the parking lights.

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