How do you fix dim brake lights in an 1985 Mustang?
dim brake lights are almost always a ground problem. remove the trunk panels on the backside to expose the taillight wiring. there should be some ground wires attached to the body of the car somewhere by the tail panel. the lights are not grounded through the housings (a lot of older cars were). if all else fails, get a multimeter out and determine which color wires are grounds (most likely the black ones), and run your own ground with an inline tap (from radio shack, etc). use a crimp-on ring terminal on the other end of the wire, and either screw it down to the body or use an attatchment nut for the taillight housing for ground. should work... it's not usually a positive power problem.
a common cause of rear lights staying on is a bad ground. Have someone watch the brake lights while you turn on the park lights. if the brake lights go out, or dim noticably, seek corroded, or broken ground wiring at or close to the tail light sockets. another easy reason is the brake switch is out of adjustment, or faulty. set your cruise control, and apply the brakes. i am not certain, but most…
You usually cannot have your highs on within 200-250 feet of an oncoming vehicle. Essentially, if you can see any kind of glare from their headlights, you should disable your highs. You should not be driving with your high beams on unless on a country road where no light posts are installed or during inclement weather where visibility is less than 5 miles.
On a 2000 Chevy Silverado why would the head lights pop on after taking the parking brake off or when it gets dark the dash board lights go out?
The lights are automatic for your daytime running lights AND your regular head lights. There is a light sensor on your dash that knows when it get dark. When it's dark your headlights will automatically come on, daytime lights turn off and your dashboard lights will dim as a result, since you no longer need them to be that bright when it's dark. As far as the parking brake, it triggers your daytime lights to…
What would you guess is wrong if your brake and reverse lights on the drivers side dim when applying the brake and reverse but tail light works fine on a 97 dodge Dakota?
i do not confess to know about dodge Dakota (English) but the most common problem for dimming rear lights when the brake is applied is a poor earth to the rear light assembly, the earth connection works fine for rear lights but overloads when brake lights used. check the connection of the earth to the light unit and if necessary remove and clean the both ends of the earth wire. Answer you have an earth…
Why would the cruise not work and the brake lights glow very dim when the lights are on but work fine when lights are off on my 1999 galant?
2003 ford escort illumination lights are dim and when turn headlights on the illumination panel goes out?
Your 2002 trailblazer is missing and the lights look dim on the inside What could be making it miss?
I have a 2011 Dodge Ram With Camper Shell. The 3rd brake light will wok but it never goes completely out. The 3rd light remains on very dim. Check voltage with brake pedal NOT pressed and you have around 9 or 10 Volts remaining on thus connection point. Any idea why and how to wire the 3rd brake light on this vehicle./