Look up under your dash where the brake pedal is attached, you will see a switch that makes the brake lights turn on when you step on the pedal and off when you leave off the pedal. The switch is probably stuck. In the meantime you could disconnect the negative battery cable so your battery doesn't die.
No this isn't the reason why your tail lights don't work. Tail-lights and the turn signal are two different systems in the car: if your turn signal is broken that doesn't necessarily mean that your tail-light will be broken.
On the back of a car there are tail lights, turn signals, and brake lights. Cars also have back up lights that tell people when the car is in reverse.
short to ground check bulbs in tail, corrosion can do it
Tail lights and break lights are different things pretty much all the time. You see, tail lights run all the time the car is on and break lights only turn on when the break is pressed. If you would like to find out which lights are the breaklights, have a friend watch the back of the car, turn it on, push the breaks a few times and see which lights flash. The lights that flash are your break lights!
For a vehicle, being roadworthy means that the car has a working engine, brakes, proper steering, turn signals, lights (headlight, tail lights, brake and turn lights) and all the required safety equipment like seat belts and airbags.
when you see there tail lights. White lights travel farther then red lights.
In this order only. Turn engine off. Depress parking brake. Turn engine on. Lights will turn off. To turn lights back on relase parking brake.
Check the wire which supplies energy for tail lights (the junction between the trunk and the car body). If it's broken it will cause the check engine come on.
In order to find out how to replace broken tail lights on a car, one can go to the WikiHow website. The website has a seven step tutorial on how to fix tail lights complete with pictures.
brakelight switch, it is located under the steering column, and above the brake pedal where it connects to the car there is a little plunger switch up there.
This could indicate a low state of charge for the battery.
No. That's very abnormal.
first check the ground wire on the tail lights make sure it has a good ground. if that does not work then its a short somewhere in the car. ANSWER Your brake light switch could also be faulty and that could trigger your brake lights from turning on while your engine is off and all other lights off as well.
yes, because your lights run on your car battery
All headlamps, tail-lights, turn signals, and brake lights must work without problems. The engine must have a certain EPA rating. No bulbs should be burnt out. The fuel emissions should be within the range the government allows.
Have someone follow you in your car. Go fast and then use your brakes. Ask person following you if your tail lights glowed.
Check the back of the car.
Did you check for a fuse that says TAIL LIGHTS? The bulbs have 2 different filaments in them, one for just lighting the tail lights and the other filament is only used when braking, turn signal and flasher. There are 2 separate circuits. Look in your fuse box and see if you have a fuse for tail lights and see if it is blown. Although it looks like the same light, andin fact is the same bulb but with two different fillaments, the brake lights, signals and hazzards are on a different circuit than the tail lights, clearance lights and dash lights.
Check your tail lights to see if they are working. Some car makers tie the dash lights to the tail lights as a way to warn you the tail lights are out. Alternately, your head light control dimmer has gone bad.
Tail lights in automobiles are in use for the simple reason that cars behind you can see you at a glance. A car without tail lights can easily be camouflaged, in the right environment. Tail lights ensure that this does not happen, especially when a car is braking. and so me nor any of my brothers in arms dont pull you over that is always a easy way to meet quota
does your car has a separate fuse for the tail light? do the lights come on when you hit the brake.
It sure is.
You left the car on and I wasted the lights batteries
Typically this happens when you turn the car off and the keys are still in the ignition.
you live in the states it is a safety feature in Canada tha all cars after i think 1990 have this in them but not in the states they are lights the come on when you start your car when you turn on your lights on the lightrs will go a little brighter as well as your tail lights