Have you replaced any tail light or turn signal bulbs lately? It is a common mistake to replace a combinaton turn signal/tail light bulb with the wrong one. I ran into this problem on an older. I replaced a bad turn/tail bulb with the wrong bulb. The new bulb fit but when I stepped on the brakes the dash lights would come on. What I did wrong was I put an 1156 (single contactor bulb) in the turn tail socket which was supose to take an 1157 ( double contactor bulb). Check your turn tail bulbs and make sure they are correct.
The fuse probably blew that controls the dashboard lights.
did you check the fuse?
Check the switch at the brake pedal .
Check stop light switch - usually located at the upper end of the brake pedal under dash
Some cars have a knob for the headlights. If this knob is turned left or right when pulled out, it changes the brightness of the dashboard lights from off to full brightness.
Which light are you asking about? Dashboard location would help -- Brake lights mean the brake is being applied, but I'm sure that's not what you're asking.
Because it is British.
A blown fuse can make your dashboard lights to not work in your 1993 Chevy Blazer Tahoe. A burned out bulb can also cause this.
All my dashboard lights won't work on my 2000 Holden Vectra. Cigarette lighter, stereo, speedo, heater control lights and gear selection lights are all in the dark. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You may have a bulb that that brunt a element which than crossed the other element cause all lights to come on a one time. I have seen this before. If this does not light all bulbs when the brakes are applied, then I would be looking in the front lights, if it does I would look in the back lights.
It's probably your brake lights, not your brakes.
Your vehicle is equipped with abs and anti lock brakes, when applied hard enough the system interprets it as a panic stop and pulses the brakes to prevent lock up and skidding.
check fuses , daytime and lights on use diff fuses.
Your Pontiac has a problem in the electronic block, which is controlling the turn signals, the tail and brake lights and etc. It shouldn't be a big deal.
i think your car is broken
first thing i would check would be all the fuses. then the light switch
Tail-lights and dashboard lights are on the same switch on the dashboard and on the same fuse. Check the fuse and if that's not it check the switch. Check the fuse underneath the hood. There are some main fuses underneath the hood. I had the same problem on my Chevy P-U when I lowered my boat into the lake, it blew the fuse underneath the hood and I had no tail or dash lights.
The fuse box is on the right side of dashboard when door is open, tail light fuse will cause tail and dash lights to go out.
you have bad contact in ground cable of the brake lights You might also like to check that there has not been a bulb replacement lately that uses a single contact in a double contact socket. This would have the effect of shorting the brake and tail light inputs and thus turn on ALL lights when brakes are applied or the parking lights turned on.
I would say a vacumn leak. Check hoses, measure vacumn with running at idle and at idle when brakes applied. This assumes you have power brakes and it idles well without the brakes applied. Please make sure that the clutch is working properly... Does your clutch work properly?
The bulb is burnt out. If the problem was a fuse, then all brake lights and probably the dashboard lights would be out as well.
Hey Mitch ==Probably a bad ground on the lights. Check it out. GoodluckJoe
The power brake booster is leaking vacuum and that makes the engine die when the brakes are applied. Replace brake booster.