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Why might the brake lights not work on a 1998 Cadillac Catera?


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2006-04-26 20:03:11
2006-04-26 20:03:11

Bad brake light switch


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It has been my personal experience with my own 1997 Cadillac Catera that the "fuse box" for the brake lights is actually the "fuse panel" located beneath an easily removable panel under the steering wheel. Please note: if your brake lights/tail lights are not working and it doesn't appear to be a fuse, there is a switch that might need to be replaced that is located under the fuse panel also and a mechanic could take 5 minutes to look and let you know if this is the case. I paid approximately $40 one year ago for the part and $70 total installed. If you want to do it yourself, it's not hard, I just didn't want to climb under the steering wheel. Also, another tell tale sign that it's the switch (can't remember proper name) going out is that sometimes you have brake/taillights and sometimes not. Good Luck!

on the brake pedal under the dash is a brake light switch. that when you depress the brake it turns your lights on. you might wanna check that

There is no dipstick to check the transmission fluid on a 1998 Cadillac Catera. It can be checked by opening the fill plug on the side of the transmission. If you are at that point you might as well change the fluid if you have over 70000 miles.

Fog lights won't operate if high beams are on. might want to check the wiring, relay, and the bulbs

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check your ground wires...they might be loose or detached.

check the brake light switch it might be sticking. located under the dash connected to the brake pedal

If your parking lights are on and your left brake light doesn't work, the brake may have burnt out. You might also have a wiring problem.

Check the brake light switch ,on the brake pedal. Might need adjusting.

Uh...I would first check to make sure your bulbs are not blown. check brake light fuse. If still no trace wiring fro brake lights back. Hope this helps. You might also check the brake light switch on brake pedal.

bad switch on brake pedal? do you have brake lights?

Take a hammer to the tail lights then they will shut off but you might have to get them replaced or somting The tail lights you see may actually be the brake lights stuck on because of a faulty or out of adjustment brake light switch.

Have you gone to a macanic because the wires on the tail lights might have blown.

Just check your brake lite switch which is located at the brake pedal the switch might be broken that is why your brake lite is always on.

you're wiring might not be grounded right, then you might have a short in the wires

there is a brake switch under the brake pedal. This is a button that pretty much controls the break lights. you might need to replace this or look through the fuse box under the hood. (blue 15) is the fuse that powers the brake lights.

The tailights might be burned out. Typically the tailights and brake lights are separate bulbs.

there was a recall on the brake light switch you might want to check into that

im not familair with that make of vehicle but. the brake lights anf the signals are supposed to be separte. they both plug into a harness near the back of the vehicle. if your brake lights are working with your signals, you might have something crossed. take it to an expert you trusst and let them check it out.

either your fuse is blown or the wiring is bad

I am not sure on a ford but i had about the same problem on a GM car i had and it was the turn signal switch i replaced it and all the brake lights worked fine you might try that

The brake switch on a 1999 Corolla should be on the top of the brake pedal arm. If the switch goes bad, then the brake lights might stay on, or not come on at all.

A bad ground wire is the most common cause of turn signals and brake lights not working. The ground wire connection might be corroded.

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