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What would cause the brake lights not to work?
If one or more of your brake lights isn’t working properly, it could mean one of three things: The brake light system fuse is blown, the brake light bulbs are burned out or the brake light wiring switch is broken. All of these issues are easy to troubleshoot.
What is tail light fuse called?
The stop lamp fuse is in the left kick panel inside the vehicle. It is a 15amp fuse that powers the stop light switch on the brake pedal. The brake light switch sends power to rear brake lights.
Are the brake light and turn signal the same bulb?
On some vehicles, emergency and turn signal bulbs are the same as those used for the brake lights. If you turn on your emergency flashers or turn signals, and the bulbs don’t light up. There is a good chance that bulb is not working. You should be able to see a red glow on the wall showing if the lights are working.
Are tail lights and brake lights the same bulb?
On many vehicles, the tail lights and brake lights share the same bulb. One filament inside the bulb is for the tail light and the other filament is for the brake light. There are also some vehicles that have a separate bulb for each circuit.
Are brake light and tail light the same bulb?
What to do if your brake light does not work?
If the turn signal switch is not working properly, your brake light can also not work. Find the wire that connects the brake light and the turn signal switch and replace it. Chances are that this action would solve your problem. If not, then you have no other choice but to visit a mechanic or an electrician.
Where is the fuse on the brake light?
You will get the fuse panel under the dashboard and the PDC under the hood. The brake light switch is also to be found under the dashboard and check if its plunger touches the brake pedal arm. Any problem with the fuse box and light switch will affect the brake lights. In case if the fuse is blown, change it with a new one.
Why are the brake lights not working but the tail lights are?
The Light Bulbs Blown out light bulbs are the most common reason for why the brake lights not working but the tail lights are. Remove the screws from the bulb lens (which you can access through the trunk or see your vehicle repair manual to get the exact location). Push the bulbs and turn them counterclockwise to remove from the socket.
Why does my brake light keep blowing out?
There is a high chance that due to an electrical surge, the brake light fuse has blown off. Identify the correct fuse and replace it with a similar one. In most cases, there is a reason why a fuse is blown. If the fuse is blown, you should make sure that there is no circuit short on the wirings or in the connector to the brake light.