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Old 12-27-2019, 10:12 AM   #1
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Brake Lights Quit Working

So all 3 brake lights quit working. I changed one bulb just to check but of course that didn't work. I checked the fuse, but no good there either. Any ideas?

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Old 12-27-2019, 11:09 AM   #2
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If fuse(s) are good (unsure if they are all on the same fuse) check the Brake switch. There is a guide somewhere on 101projects.com
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Old 12-27-2019, 11:11 AM   #3
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If you have cruise control, a way to test would be set the cruise control and then tap the brakes, if cruis control switches off, brake switch is good.
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Old 12-27-2019, 01:47 PM   #4
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1. Check ALL fuses.

2. Are the (front) side marker lights working? Replace the bulbs.

I had the same problem... was the side marker lights.

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Old 12-27-2019, 05:49 PM   #5
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Sounds like a bad brake light switch. Under the dash behind the brake pedal is where you'll find it. Try fidgeting with it first it might have simply gotten stuck closed. The contact point of the switch is a small plastic button. Check that first.
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Old 12-28-2019, 06:24 AM   #6
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Mine was the brake switch. Really inexpensive to replace, but for me at least a real bit ch to replace.

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