Tail lights don't work but brake lights do work?
The tail lights have a separate circuit from the brake lights. Start with checking the fuses and the bulbs.
Got pulled over by a sheriff couple of nights ago for this one ..... like me, it seems your "headlight dimmer control switch" has gone bad. You most likely may have highbeams but no low beam, marker, or tail lights unless you step on the brakes. If you go the Pep boys route it'll cost roughly $80. .... at least that's the quote for my 95 Grand Am, which is why I'll be checking out the area junk yard. They sell 'em for $5 ...... hope that helps. Ron J.
If your dash lights are not working check your fuse block, see
owners manual, it is most likely that the fuse has blown. If it's
blown then you need to replace it. (Usual cost for the fuse is
under $2.00) If the fuse blows again then the short must be traced
down and repaired. Start by checking the bulb sockets(see owners
manual) then look in other locations were the wire might come in
contact with , Look for frayed wire insulation and wrap with
electrical tape. If the fuse is okay your problem is harder to
solve. I'm experiencing the same problem with a '88 Ford Crown
Victoria. All components are working properly. There's powe to the
fuse but none to the lights. I've been working on a solution for 3
days. Tomorrow I'll run a bypass from the headlights to the parking
lamps, through a 15 AMP fuse of course, as a quick fix. If you
follow the previous answer and use a 2nd hand switch be advised
that you may have to remoce the entire dash to access the switch to
remove and replace it. Good luck -ara85936
i got a 2006toyota highlander my tail lights dont work but,every other light works please help me Read More
What is the problem when head lights are on and the tail lights dont work but the brake lights work?
If the headlights are on and brake lights work but not the tail lights, it is possible there is a short in the electrical wires. Another cause for this could be that the tail light bulbs are burned out. Most vehicles have more than one bulb inside the tail lights to control different lights at the same time. Read More
Are you saying your tail lights themselves do not work and only the brake lights work. If that is the case, check the fuse, and then check the tail light bulbs. Read More
Brake lights and turn signals are on a separate circuit from the tail lights. Tail lights are on the same circuit with the dashboard lights. If the dashboard lights aren't working either, check the fuse. If they ARE working, check the headlight switch. Read More
Look for a fuse labeled TAIL LIGHTS. There are 2 separate circuits, one for brake turn and flasher and the other is for tail lights. Read More
The tail lights and the stop lights work off of different circuits. The stop lights work when the brake pedal is depressed while the tail lights work when the light switch is turned on. Look for a burnt fuse or a bad connection. Read More
its on different bulbs Read More
What do you do if your tail lights do not work while driving though brake lights work fuses and bulbs are good?
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On a toyota tacoma 2003 SR5 when the tail lights are turned on the brake lights come on and when the tail lights are of the brake lights work just fine what could be the problem. If the truck has a trailer plug, inspect the plug and plug wiring for damage and corrosion. Read More
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Your tail lights wont work when your headlights are on The brake lights dont work at all Fuses are fine Headlight switch is good What is wrong with your tail lights and brake lights?
I suspect either a faulty ground circuit, or a much easier fix, faulty bulb/bulbs. You might be surprised the havoc a grounded out bulb will cause an electrical system. Read More
The tail lights are on a separate wiring than the blinker/brake lights. Look for a blown fuse or a broken/loose wire. Read More
Why would the brake lights tail lights and turn signals not work on your 1985 Volvo 240 if emergency flashers are operational and fuses and bulbs are good?
I am having the same trouble. My brake lights work with the light switch for nighttime driving, but only far right brake light works when i pres brake pedal. Reverse lights dont work at all. Turn signals and hazard light work. Read More
they are two separate circuits Read More
Eagle talon 1995 brake lights are not working But the lights work when the light are on why dont the brake lights come on?
it could be a plunger relay switch or pressure switch as some people call them. It will be mounted on the brake pedal arm. but i would check the bulbs first because if it is a dual filament bulb it could have gone out on one filament and not another. if your tail lights work and the blinkers work while the tail lights are on then most likely it is the switch on the pedal Read More
What is wrong if the brake lights in a 2000 Cavalier Z24 do not work but the tail lights directional hazard and center brake lights all do and the tail lamps have been replaced?
Check the brake switch at the pedal. Read More
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. Read More
check the fuse for the brake lights, they have thier own. also check the brake light switch at the at the top of the brake petal Read More
2000 Chrysler 300m rear right tail lights do not work but those same bulbs do work when the brake pedal is pressed What is the problem?
My Brake tail Lights Stay on when my car is complete turned off and my lights are off to. Read More
Probably a blown fuse. Read More
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What causes your tail lights and parking lights not to work but turn signals headlights and brake lights work?
Fuse, wiring, bulbs Read More
Why dont your tail light brake lights or engine turn over but your head lights work and battery is fully charged?
believe it or not you may haveblown fuse check them. Read More
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Why do your brake lights not work but your tail lights do and all the fuses are okay in your 1993 Toyota Camry wagon?
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brake lights dont work start here check break light fuse check bulbs in tail lights check stop light switch on brake pedal under dash if problem still exists there is a break or short somewhere in the wiring Read More
i am not sure you mean brake lights or tail lights.If brake lights don't work.You have to check out a brake light switch,(it conects to your brake pedal) make sure both wires are conected to the switch.And if tail lights don't work, you have to replace a head light switch.(where you turn your head light on and off) Read More
The tail light/brake light bulb has two filaments. If one of the filaments is broken, you will get either only tail lights, or brake lights. If a new bulb doesn't work, then you have a broken wire or bad connection in your plug-in. Read More
What is the cause for tail lights.parking lights and dash lights not to work when you have headlights and brake lights?
Most likely a fuse. Read More
The right brake light does not work on 1999 Ford Windstar. Tail lights and blinking light works. Changed bulb more than once, changed the plug in where the bulb goes but it still does not work. The tag lights are not working either. Read More
burnt fuse ... tail lights are on a different circuit than stop or turn lights Read More
Why does your headlights work when your tail lights dont and your tail lights work when your headlights dont on your 94 ford ranger splash?
one of two things, BAD EARTH, or Relay switch. Read More
What is the problem if all running lights and tail lights work but the brake lights don't on a 2000 F-250?
check the fuse, brake lights have their own, & check the brake switch at the top of the brake pedal Read More
GMC JIMMY why are your dash tail and parking lights not working but the brake blinker and head lights work fine?
The GMC dash tail and parking lights are on a different fuse from the brake lights. Check the fuses for a possible blown fuse. Read More
replace your switch, located under the brake pedal. Read More
Why dont the tail lights and brake lights on a 1994 Ford F150 work even though the headlights and reverse lights do?
All those circuts are seperate. They each have there own fuse. If all the tail lights and brake lights are out check the main wire harness that feeds them. Check to see if it's been damaged or unplugged. Check the fuses of course. Check the bulbs also. Read More
check your fuses Read More
Located at the upper end of the brake pedal almost under the dash Read More
95 eagle talon esi tail lights and dash lights not work but brake lights and head lights and turn signals do what is the prolbem?
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There are a couple of reasons why a 1993 Jeep Wrangler tail and brake lights may not work. The light bulbs may be blown or a fuse may need replaced. Read More
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My tail lights and third brake light work on my 98 Explorer the two main brake lights do not Already replaced the brake light switch and all fuses appear to be intact What next?
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What causes the tail lights not to work on a 1995 Chevy Tahoe when the turn signal and brake lights do work?
either dimmer switch or blown fuse If you are saying that the tail brake lights are working but the third brake light is not....It may be a defective turn signal switch in the steering column. Read More
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The bulb is burnt out. If the problem was a fuse, then all brake lights and probably the dashboard lights would be out as well. Read More
replace brake light switch on brake pedal Read More
Sounds like a bad brake light switch. Located above where you put your foot on the brake pedal. Read More