Best Answer

LAST TIME I RAN IN 2 THAT - SOMEBODY HAD INSTALLED A TAILLIGHT BULB IN BACKWARDS-was forced in 180? out.BUT there could also B a bare wire @ the brake light switch or back 2 the rear bulbs.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2004-11-11 18:46:14
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What causes the tail lights to go out when the lights are on and brake pedal is pressed?
Write your answer...
Related questions

Where is a brake light switch on a Nissan?

The brake light switch on a Nissan is located just behind the brake pedal. It sends a signal to the brake lights when the pedal is pressed to turn them on.

What would be the problem if when pressed the brake brake pedal clicks?

nothing it could just be the tail lights coming on.

What causes the brake lights to stay lit after the brake pedal is released?

manualy lift brake pedal to see if they go out. if so check spring at pedal

Every now and then the brake lights turn on and the brake pedal is not being depressed whats going on?

Sticking Brake LightsI had this very same problem when I owned a Nissan 300zx. There is a switch in front of the brake pedal that when the brake pedal is pressed the metal part of the pedal presses down on a little button which turns the brake lights on when pressing the pedal. What I did was I got under the dash, took a flashlight and put a little piece of tape in between the pedal and the switch. It acted as a cushion because the pedal wasn't pushing down on the switch as it was pushing on the tape and when I pressed on the pedal the lights would come on but the tape pushed the pedal back to shut the switch off. If you want to avoid all this consider having your brake pedal adjusted. If your brake lights come on still consider having your cars wiring checked out.

How does the pedal brake work?

The brake pedal itself swings on a pivot when pressed, pushing a piston through the fire wall into the master cylinder. Forcing brake fluid through the brake lines into a proportioning valve, then into the brakes themselves, bringing the vehicle to a stop. As soon as the brake pedal is pressed, it activates a switch that turns the brake lights on.

What causes the brake lights remain on?

Bad brake switch. Typically located at the top of the brake pedal.

What is the name of the small rubber piece that is located under the brake pedal that turns off the tail lights?

The part of the car that turns on the brake lights when you apply pressure to the brake pedal is called the brake switch. Releasing pressure from the pedal causes the brake switch to break its electrical contact, turning off the lights.

Why won't brake lights work and car will not go in gear?

The switch on the brake pedal is disconnected or defective. The shifter interlock has to get a signal from the switch to know the pedal is being pressed before it will release the shifter.

What is a 2002 VUE trying to tell you when you press on the brake and the right blinker lights up as long as the pedal is pressed?

Your rt side brake light is burned out.

What would cause brake and tail lights to remain on after the engine is turned off?

There's a switch that the brake pedal engages when pressed that makes the brake lights go on. this switch may be stuck.Or the peddle staying on switch

What causes the brake lights to fail when all other lights are working fine?

The BOO (Brake On/Off) Switch may need to be replaced. If it is bad, it would cause the brake lights to NOT illuminate when the brake pedal is applied.

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.

What turns the brake lights on?

When you push the brake pedal.

Why won't a mercury mystique go out of park but starts?

Make sure that the brake pedal is pressed down or else it won't shift out of park. If you are pressing the pedal and still no action then make sure that the brake lights are turning on as maybe a fuse or an electrical component letting the trannsmission know that you are holding the brake may be faulty. Make sure that the brake pedal is pressed down or else it won't shift out of park. If you are pressing the pedal and still no action then make sure that the brake lights are turning on as maybe a fuse or an electrical component letting the trannsmission know that you are holding the brake may be faulty.

What causes the brake light to come on 2000chevy blazer?

Usually in every vehicle the brake lights come on when the brake pedal is pushed in. There is a switch connected to the pedal in some way to make the light switch on.

Your brakes lights stay on not all the time what do you is a Chevy truck 2002?

Under the brake pedal is a brake light switch that when you press the pedal it hits it and makes your lights come on..sometimes when they get weak the pedal depresses them simply from the weight of the pedal and they stay on..Have a friend get inside the truck and pull UP on the brake pedal as you look at the lights..if the brake lights go off when they pull up on it..then it is that switch under the brake pedal

What could cause the brakes and brake pedal to stick when brake pedal is pressed?

Check around brake pedal for something rubbing. If OK, I'd look into the master cylinder.

Brake light wont go off with engine off on 2005 caravan?

I had this problem when I shut off the vehicle while the brake pedal was still depressed. I would recommend you start the vehicle up, turn on all lights, then shut back off and turn vehicle off without have foot on brake pedal. These vans havea feature which keeps the lights on for a short period after the vehicle has been shut down, but I think there is a fault in this feature when you turn off the vehicle with the brake pedal pressed, which causes the brake lights to stay on even though the vehicle is off

What would cause you to have tail lights but no brake lights?

Check the switch on the brake pedal

How do break lights work?

When you step on the brake pedal, you close a switch at the top of the arm that holds the pedal. That puts power to the brake lights

Why don't my 1994 mercury villager brake lights shut off with out disconnecting the battery?

Two plastic pads on the brake pedal which press on two switches on a bracket are missing. Meaning the switches never get pressed and the brake lights stay on and run down the battery. See a dealer to put new plastic "buttons" in the pedal.

What fuse controls the brake lighta on a 2000 dodge caravan. all lights work except no brake lights when pedal is pushed?

Check the brake light switch on the brake pedal

What causes hissing noise to come from brake pedal on 2005 ford escape when it is pressed down noise stops?

Sounds like the power brake booster is bad. Get it checked out.

What causes brake warning lights to stay on in Ford Escort?

There is a piece behind the brake pedal that brakes, it is round and blue, but I do not know what the piece is called.

How do you fix the brake lights on a 2000 Ford Contour that stay on while the car is off?

check the brake pedal, there is a switch on the back of the pedal that depressed when the brake is depressed that turns the lights on, when this is loose it keeps the lights on.