A couple things to check: In general on most cars, the stop light circuit goes through the turn signal switch. When the turn signal is off, the circuit goes directly to the stop-light. When the turn signal is on the circuit is interrupted temporarily and the turn signal circuit operates that side of the stop light bulb. It might be a good idea to check the turn signal circuit to see if anything has been damaged in or around the turn signal switch. I would also check the stop light switch. In some vehicles the switch is mounted under the dash, on the brake pedal pivot arm. These occasionally need adjustment. If the switch is not there it is sometimes on the master cylinder. Check there for a damaged connector or a faulty switch.
Bad bulbs or brake light switch.
check that you have double filament bulbs in tail lights
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.
It needs checked out but both the hazard and brake lights go through the turn signal switch.
Assuming you have checked the bulbs, check the brake light switch.
Check wiring for 12v also the brake switch on the brake pedal.
Did you check the switch on the brake pedal assembly?
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
Likely to be the brake light switch on the pedal at fault if the bulbs and fuses are good and other lights work ok.
Have you tried brake light switch located on brake pedal or in that area?
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.
its on different bulbs
Defective or out of adjustment brake light switch. Look somewhere on the upper part of the brake pedal for the switch.
Check the brake light switch it should be connected to the brake pedal somewhere.
I had this same problem. If the bulbs and the fuses are good its most likely the brake switch. Its a plunger like switch on the brake pedal. Its usually the only thing on the brake pedal. Its pretty easy and cheap to change. I would start there.
Have you checked the bulbs themselves? The directional signal should be the same element as the brake light. Check to see if you rear directional signals.
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.
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.
Most likely the problem is faulty brake light switch.
you do not adjust the brake lights check the bulbs or check switch top of brake pedal.
you probably need to lift up on the brake pedal a couple of times to reset the brake switch. worked on our 86
If the brake lights are not coming on in your car and you have changed the bulbs and the fuses with no results, you could also check the wiring in your '98 Chevrolet Lumina. The wires may be damaged or even broken.
has anyone checked the fuses and bulbs?