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
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.
The brake lights are a separate circuit from the other lights. Check the fuses and bulbs. If fuses and bulbs are okay I would suspect the brake light switch is at fault.
its on different bulbs
you do not adjust the brake lights check the bulbs or check switch top of brake pedal.
To change the brake lights on a 1997 Volkswagen Polo first locate the brake light housings in the trunk. Remove the plastic covers and unlock the bulbs. Remove the bulbs and install the new brake lights.
The brake lights and tail lights are separate wiring systems. Even some of the bulbs may have two separate bulbs in the same glass housing. If the bulbs are in fact working, then the next step would be to test the brake switch under the dash. When you depress the brake pedal the switch is pushed creating a connection to turn on the brake lights.
Type your answer here... Why are you wanting to rewire the brake lights?
you probally need to replace the bulbs
Check bulbs, fuses and brake switch in that order.
The bulbs are burnt out.
Working brake lights are important for safety reasons while driving. It is important to check all of the wiring, if the brake lights are not working and the fuses and bulbs have been checked.
Check the bulbs. These bulbs are a combination tail light & brake light. Even though the blinkers work, the brake light part might be burnt out. If these are okay, check the brake light switch. It's mounted on the brake pedal. Are the brake lights on all the time or they don't light up at all? if all the bulbs are fine, its more than likely the stop-light switch underneath the brake pedal.
Brake Light ColorMine are clear bulbs ["white"] light, but the bulbs are mounted in an assembly with a red lens.
wrong bulbs or bad earth
check that you have double filament bulbs in tail lights
Bad bulbs or brake light switch.
Check the fuse, the bulbs, and the brake light switch.
Make sure both bulbs are good (dual filament bulbs) check the brake light switch on the brake pedal. Also, if you are wired for a trailer hitch, the 4-5 wire module may be bad. Eliminate it and check the brake lights again.
The brake lights and the tail lights are separate circuits. Check the brake light fuse, then check the brake light bulbs, then check the brake light switch.
It is important to have working brake lights on a vehicle. If the brake lights are not working a person should first check the fuse, bulbs and at last the wiring.
Probably the wrong bulbs or the brake lights are getting stuck "on". Or maybe a combination of the two. Check that you have the right bulbs and check to make sure something isn't keeping the brake lights on. FriPilot
If the bulbs and fuses are fine, it must be your brake light switch attached to the arm on your brake pedal.
check your bulbs