Believe it or not, I have seen this when the wrong bulb is used-or the correct bulb has been forced into the plug backwards. If the wiring has been repaired (look for tape, or connectors) it may have been done correctly. Sometimes there may be a grounding problem also. These lights (rear) will also fill with water, which can cause shorting. If this is the problem, drill a small hole in the bottom of the housing to drain any water (do not reseal it). I had bad grounds on both tail light sockets and back up lights. When ever strange electrical problems happen such as dim lighting, other bulbs lighting that are not suppose to and intermittent turn signal problems, check the ground by using a jumper wire from the grounded part of the socket to a known good ground. If it works fine then it is a bad ground. I soldered the ground wire to the outside of the metal socket. Worked fine.
Possible ground issue at the taillights.
they are not brake lights they are fog lights and they turn on because it is for the car behind to see you
Check the fuse for the headlights. It is probably open.
See sources and related links below for 1993 Dodge Shadow tail light, brake light and turn signal light bulb part numbers.
Fuse for parking lights probably blown.
Often this type of behavior is caused by a bad ground for the lighting circuit. Check the ground circuit for the brake lights.
The Dodge Shadow stopped production in 1994
ummm... your brake lights should ALWAYS work whether your headlights are on or not, that's how people behind you know you are stopping.
Brake lights should NOT be effected by the headlights. Brake light function is completely independent of the headlights. Assuming you are not refering to the tail lights, or marker lights, which are supposed to come when the head lights are turned on. Not having brake lights when the head lights are on is a big safety problem and should be corrected.
the brake lights are on a separate cuircut,if your brake lights are staying then it will be a fault with the brake light switch. the switch is located under dash,and will be on or very close to brake pedal.
dodge 2001 Dakota brake lights won't burn Check the fuses. If the fuses are okay check the brake light switch.
Most likely a fuse.
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.
Is it the taillights or the brake lights? If taillights it may be a wiring problem, If brake lights check the switch on the brake pedal
I had this problem and it was a short in one of the back rear brake lights. One of the bulbs was not screwed in correctly and it was causing the brake light to stay on when the headligst are on. We removed all bulbs and inserted them again, making sure they were tight. This fixed our issue with a dodge 2003 durango.
replace the headlight switch its wore out replace the headlight switch its wore out
Check the ground wire to the tail lights.
if you recenly replaced bulbs u may have installed them backwards they should be running lights and brake lights if this is the case they maybe installed incorrectly
You can only turn off the headlights by applying the emergency brake. When the emergency brake is on, the headlights will not light. Otherwise the best of my expererience is that they are on all the time. If you have remote start, put the emergency brake on before you leave the vehicle and when you remote start it, the headlights will not be on, but the driving lights (if switch is on) will be on as well as the parking lights.
Brake lights could stay on in a 1999 Dodge Stratus because of a short in the wiring. If the headlamps are off and the brake lights are still on, check the wiring for the brake lights that is inside the trunk. Sometimes cargo in the trunk can interfere with the lights.
can someone help me I can't find where the fus is for brake lights and what is the amp number for a dodge straus 2005
Nonfunctional Brake LightsOne possible cause of this issue is that the brake light switch is not adjusted properly, or the switch could be defective.
Check the bulbs they are double filamented with smaller being for brake lights
are you sure it is the brake lights and not the tail lights. if it is the brake lights you most likely have a short some where. go to a auto eletrican It is the brake lights which turn on. Short in the switch or the wiring?