What is the problem if you have tail lights but only one brake light?
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.
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.
Why does only lights on dash that works is check engine light and brake light work on a 1991 blazer?
i have the same problem i replaced the coolant temp sensor to get my check engine light to go off but it could be a number of things the brake light means you have a problem with the brake system but i have hared that the light sticks and is a common problem with blazers in the late eighties and early nineties models
Have you upgraded any lights to LEDs? This answer can apply to any car with this problem but only if LED lights are used. This can be caused by LED 1157 tail/brake combo lights. The problem is that the tail and brake lights are not always as isolated as they should be. When the brake lights are powered on the tail light terminal becomes live. This voltage will power up the park light circuit ie… Read More
What could be wrong with your car if the brake lights work when the lights are off but when the lights are turned on the passenger side tail lights and brake lights completely go out?
This is usually a grounding problem. Either an insufficient ground to the assy or a positive to ground problem. As you mention the brake lights work with the lights off, it will probably be related to a problem with the "running lights" system. As you mention only a problem with the passenger rear, I would check for a poor ground related to that light assy or possibly one of the bulbs' internal filaments in that… Read More
You can't reset the parking light - It shows you have a fault at that time - Cure the fault and the light will go out - I have a problem with mine - I have an intermittent fault the light only comes on when the parking brake is faulty - most of the time the lights out
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.
What could the problem be Chevy silverado o2 has no brake lights and only one turn signal and has back up lights and the back glass brake light works any suggestions?
So you're saying that you have a 3rd brake light but nothing at the lower brake lights, and only one of the turn signals work. If that's the case, it's probably the brake light switch in the steering column. Don't touch it!!! The air bag is in the steering wheel, and if you make a mistake and it goes off, it could be very harmful or even fatal. Take it to someone who has experience… Read More
This is operating as intended. Brake lights are only activated when the brake pedal is pressed, irrespective of the other lights in use. It is a safety feature so vehicles behind are aware the brakes have been applied. They are separate from the tail lights so they still give a visual indication of braking whether the other lights are on or off.
Why would the brake lights on your 1994 Corvette not function except the center high one which works fine?
Answer Try checking your fuse for your tail lights in your fuse box if that doesnt work try check for a short in your wiring Answer I noticed on my 1990 did the same. Also found out it only happens when the TILT wheel is completely down. Try lifting the tilt wheel up and down with someone watching your brake lights. Have not pinned down the source in the column yet, but will keep looking… Read More
I have a 98 Villager and I had the same problem. I found that the brake light switch at the brake pedal needed adjusting. Just loosen the lock nut and adjust the switch so that the brake lights do not stay on but only come on when the brakes are applied, then tighten the locknut. Worked for me. Hope this helps.
Why does the brake light not light up on 1997 Quest when you turn on the light but it light when you brake?
Brake lights only come on when you press the pedal. The brake light is either a different bulb or filament in a dual-filament bulb than the tail light.
98 Monte Carlo that when the blinker is turned on only the brake light above the trunk works It only happens when the blinker is on other than that the brake lights work fine?
Problem most likely is in the Turn Signal switch. I had same problem , replaced Turn Signal switch assembly and that fixed it.
1998 dodge ram 1500 with van off i press on the brakes and dash light comes on and with light on i dont get any left signal only with lights off what could be the problem?
It seems you have two problems here. If you press the brake pedal and the brake light on the dash luminates, you have a brake problem or the fluid level is low. The other problem seems to be the blinker light on the left side is not working or the blinking tail light on the same side is out. It's more than likely the latter. Good luck!
My friends 2002 ford focus zx3 brake lights stay on unless in park How can I fix this Has anyone even heard of such a problem?
It sounds as if the contact switch that controls the brake lights may be faulty or out of adjustment. Under the dash, look to where the brake pedal lever is suspended and you should see an electrical switch with a "plunger" that is ALMOST in contact with the pedal lever. This is the switch that senses when the brake pedal has been applied and activates the brake lights. It is, necessarily, a 'tight' adjustment. If… 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.
yes, it lights up only when brake is applied
The most likely cause is a bad brake light switch (if none of the brake lights illuminate) but if its only one of the brake lights, try changing the bulb. Even if they still work as running or turn lights because they have a double filament and may still work partially, but not as brake lights.
The brake light on most vehicles is not only an indicator that the parking brake is on, but that there is a problem with the system.
Ive had this problem before. Look on your brake pedal for the brake switch. Its a plunger like switch, its usually the only thing on the brake pedal. If you wiggle it the lights will go off like they should. If that works you need to get a new brake switch. Its pretty easy and cheap to change.
the blinker switch shorted out the brake lights... really really common problem, need to replace the switch
Why are your brake lights out when you remove the front turn signal plugs from behind your motorcycles headlight?
You may have disconnected the earth return or battery wire for the brake lights. This is only a possible solution if the brake lights do not use the frame as an earth return directly adjacent to the brake light housing. Normally the switch operated by the brake pedal or lever connects and earth to the brake circuit to light the brake lamp.
What could be the problem if both brake lights do not work but the middle brake light does when the fuse and bulbs are fine on the 2002 Daewoo Matiz?
You've probably put the globes in backwards. The brake light globes also contain park light filaments. So if you don't correctly fit the globe into the holder only one of the two internal light circuits operate -twice :P
Why do the tail lights go off when the brake lights come on in my 89 celica and it only happens when the head lights are on and when head lights are off only the passenger brake light works fuse ok?
Almost 100% certain a poor ground causes this problem. Open rear lamp, check for corrosion on connectors, and look for ground wire (connected nearby to the body) open the connection, clean it & re-connect, should do the trick.
Try to find out if the car have fuses for left and right brake lights. And did you replace the bulb on the side that is not working?
Is there a bulb in the third brake light or a fuse that maybe blown this question is or the 202 gmc envoy?
the fuse should be for all brake lights and tail lights if only one is out its a bulb
It probably indicates that both your other brake lights are burned out and need replacing. BTW: It is illegal in most (if not all) jurisdictions to drive this way.
Are both your brake lights blowing out? If it affects only one light: it could be a bad light socket, or a pinched or frayed wire that is shorting out.
The only thing that will work with key OFF is the brake lights,head lights and emergency flashers. Dome light will also work.
2002 volkswagen beetle left tail and brake lights work fine on the right the tail light works but goes out when brake pedal is pushed and brake light does not come on only happens with headlights on?
This sounds like an issue that VW has recognized and is fixing for free. I would recommend calling your local dealer and consulting them on whether this is a problem that they have sent out a recall about.
Motorcycle Front Brakes versus Brake Lights I'm not familiar with your bike as I'm into "old" [1950 and prior years] Indian and Harley machines. On those older machines, only the REAR brake pedal was fitted with a brake light switch, and the FRONT brake [on the handlebar] did not have a brake light switch. I suspect that is why you have no brake light operation IF using ONLY the front brake. If you're handy with… Read More
Why would the rear park lights on a 1992 Acura integra stay on after the car is off only rear lights?
I just had this problem. It turns out there's a plastic piece on the brake that hits the Stoplight switch. If the Stoplight switch is not depress, the rear park lights (stop light) would stay on.
Don't bother. The brake light switch on 1999 beetles (maybe all of them, actually) have been recalled. Unless you get it changed, the brake lights will keep going out. Call your local dealer and they should change it for free, mine did about 8 months ago. Still, this doesn't seem to fix the problem as my brake light is out. It may only be a burned out bulb though.
There probably is only one cause for your interior lights to go on when you apply the brakes. There probably are brake light wires and interior wires that have warned together.
No. The one in the middle is a brake light, and should only come on when you put on the brakes.
Brake Lights Don't Work Without doing a "hands on" troubleshooting of your vehicle, no one can tell you what specific defect is causing your problem. Therefore this answer will of necessity be of a generic nature. Usually this type of problem is caused by what is called an "open circuit" condition. Open circuits can be caused by onr, or more of, several things, a few of which I can recall now: An improperly adjusted brake… Read More
to differentiate it from a brake light or running lights. Its the only one that BLINKS at a regular rate when looking at it from the back.
What do you if the brake lights on your 96 Cherokee do not come on when pressing the pedal only the center window brake light and you don't have your owners manual and don't know which fuse to change?
I would check the bulbs in the tail lights first. Your Brake switch is working ,because of the third brake light is coming on.Ususally all the brake lights are on the same fuse.... Thanks Dom Answer Center window light is on a separate circuit. Manufacturers did that so you don't lose all the brake lights at once. Check connections at brake switch and fuses. If ok look for broken wire in harness...............good luck, Mike
The warning lights on 2003 maxima can you tell me why when i hit my brakes a warning light on the dashboard lights up the warning light looks like a headlight?
it means that one of your brake lights are out .thats why it only lights up when you hit the brakes. once you replace it , the light will go off.
What do you do if your brake lights only work when you pull back on your high beems in a buick reagal and how can it be fixed andor what is making this happen?
I have the same problem- press on the brake, no brake lights. Press on the brake and pull back on turn signal/high beams lever, brake lights turn on! Jiggle the lever, brake lights turn on, but left turn signal does not work. I have replaced the switch that is down near the brake pedal and that is not the problem. I think you may need to replace the whole turn signal/high beams/cruise control switch....or at… Read More
What light? Headlights / Parking lights can only be turned off while in park. turn the engine off, set the parking brake. Start the engine..... as soon as you remove the parking brake the lights will come back on
Why does the brake light on the integra not light up when you turn on the light but it light up when you brake?
The Integra uses a dual-filament bulb in the tail light, which has one contact for the running light (the lights you turn on at night) and another brighter one for the brake light (only goes on when you press the brake pedal). You have replaced the bulb with the wrong type. You will need a 2057 bulb for the Integra.
You are supposed to only have to press the brake pedal. Evidentally your brake lights aren't working. You probably need to see if the brake light switch is bad.
Brake lights don't work with headlights on only right side brake lights partially with headlights off Right turn signal in rear works always left turn signal flashes quickly always Any advice?
You have some problems with electrical connections. Most likely the ground wire of the tail lights. Also, the left light may be burned out or have a POSITIVE wire connection problem.
Both brake lights are out is their a brake light switch some where or could it be a ground all the other lights work?
I know on the 06 Nession Titan under the bed of the truck on the right side there is a housing for the wires for the brake lights, and they were shorting out and no matter how many times you changed the fuses or changed the bulbs themselves the rear light would still go out, In Those cases there was no re-call but the only thing I know is to fix the problem is an… Read More
How can you fix your 1990 300zx when you turn the lights on only the HI beams workwith no tail lights on but when you step on the brake the LOW beams go on tail lights go off and the dash lights spedo?
your light wires have been crossed somewhere ( probably at the tail lights, brake light circuit crossed with marker lights ) look for recent wiring work on the lights and make sure the proper wires match up.
Why would the brake lights on a 96 Altima not stay on when the headlights are on and only work when using the brakes?
Your brakelights are only supposed to come on when using the brakes. Do you mean that your TAIL LIGHTS don't work? Hey Jose==Your TAIL lights may have a fuse blown or something could be wrong with the head light switch. You just have to check it out. GoodluckJoe The tail light bulb has two filaments in it. One for the tail light and one for the brake light. The brake light part is still… Read More
There might be a separate fuse for the lower brake lights ( just a guess )
07 Chevy silverado brake light on cab staying on brake lights on rear bed work properly only cab light not going off unless pull up on brake pedal?
Brake Light Failure to Turn Off Your question wording is a little confusing, but I suspect that the problem you're asking about is that the brake light does not turn OFF even though the the switch tests "good," meaning it is operating properly [opens and closes the electrical circuit when the plunger is depressed and extended/released]. IF the brake light switch is definitely good [working properly] then the most likely cause for the brake lights… Read More
If a 1991 Nissan brake light inside the car comes on but turns off after 20 plus minutes do you need new brakes or brake light sensor?
The brake light, a red light shaped like a headlight on the dash means that one or more exterior lights are not working. It could be a taillight, brake light, side marker, license plate light, or third brake light. It stays on all the time if it's a side marker or any light besides the brake light. If it's the brake or third brake light it will come on only when you press the brake… Read More
What would cause the Brake lights on a 2000 s10 to not work at all Turn signals work Tail lights work Reverse lights work but none of the 3 brake lights work.?
You probably need to replace your brake light switch. It's near the top of the brake assembly, beyond a trim panel. The fact that all three brake lights don't work rules out problems in the multifunction switch (the cause of similar problems affecting only the two rear lights.)