Brake light switch on the brake pedal is defective
If your 98 Monte Carlo brake lights do not work when you hit the brakes, but the top one behind the glass works, check the bulbs. If the bulbs have burn out, the lights will cease to work.
If the bulbs are good then the brake light switch is bad, it's on top of the brake pedal up under the dash.
The top of the console has to come off to replace the bulbs.
Rear loom ground not contacting. Bulbs burned out or missing. Brake light switch or connection to it is fubared.
the complete headlight assembly has to come out to replace the bulbs, there are plastic pull pins that look like large horseshoes that have to be pulled for the assembly to come out.
Check the brake switch up under the dash on the brake pedal. Lie on the drivers floor, look up and then push the brake pedal with yoru hand and see if there is any kind of electrical connector that actuates the brake lights when you push the pedal in.
Well, first i would replace the low beam bulbs, if that doesn't work, perhaps a fuse, and if not that, wiring problems.
To replace the brake light bulbs on a VW Polo, pull away the carpeting in the trunk, unscrew the bolt holding the lights on, and disconnect the wiring. Replace the bulbs, put the wiring and bolts back, then replace the carpeting.
you probally need to replace the bulbs
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo no tail lights or dash lights they will come on at time and go off the fuses are not bowed. The tun singles and flasher and brake light work. What should I look for now?
AnswerThe bulbs for the brake lights are usually separate from the normal tail light bulbs. Check and replace the brake bulbs first, and if they are still not working examine the fuses, switch and wiring.
Bad ground at the bulb or sometimes just corrosion in the terminal.
Check the fuse for parking/tailights Check the bulbs - they are double filamented with the larger for tailights Check for power and ground at light sockets
Remove the tail light housing and replace the bulbs.
the screws come off and you replace it
There is a campaign on the brake bulbs for 2000-2003......If it hasn't been done you should get it done. The bulbs and sockets will be replaced.
If your regular headlights wont turn on but only the brights for your Monte Carlo 07 then you're probably experiencing an outage in the light area. The fuse or the bulbs may also be the cause of the problem.
Open the trunk....inside the trunk, on the back side are plastic covers that you can remove...there you will find your bulbs....find the brake light bulbs and remove them and replace them with new bulbs, then replace the covers. Don't forget about the 3rd brake light ...check it to see if new bulbs are needle. Also, if all of your brake lights aren't working...all at the same time...you might want to check your fuses. If replacing the bulbs and checking the fuses doesn't do the trick, the next step is to check the brake light switch above the brake pedal. And lastly...depending on the age of the car, and the last time you replaced your bulbs...you might want to check all those bulbs
Fuse, brake switch, bulbs. Replace whatever the problem is. There is no way to know without being hands on. Bulbs most likely answer.
check light bulbs and fuses. light bulbs have 2 elements in them, one for stop and one for running. if thses are ok, replace brake light switch on brake pedal
on some cars the tail lights and brake lights are totally different bulbs gain access to the bulbs and have someone push the brakes so that you can determine which bulbs are the brake lights and replace the tail lights
i have a 96 Monte Carlo and i had the same problem. try pulling the turn signal switch to you slightly while in the signal position. works for me every time.
Headlight dimmer switch is defective
To replace the brake light on a 2000 Pontiac Montana open the trunk to reveal the housing units. Find the lights and pull the bulbs out. Replace the units.