When I engage brake my dash board light comes.

Tiny
RUSHACT
  • 1995 HONDA DEL SOL
  • 90,000 MILES

When I engage brake my dash board light comes, also my brake lights do not work as well. You can see a slight brightness. This only happens when the lights are on with the brake light. The dash light comes on regardless. However, if I take the passenger side brake lamp out of the socket all issues go away.I tried replacing bulb, tried a new wire harness for the passenger side, replaced fuses, but no luck. Any ideas?

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Sunday, March 24th, 2013 AT 8:57 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like a grounding issue. Check engine grounds as well as battery cables. Check the wiring to the back brake lamp. There might be something drawing power from it.

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Friday, March 29th, 2013 AT 3:20 AM
Tiny
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Thanks. Tried a different wire harness to brake lamp and got same results. Will check engine grounds.

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Sunday, March 31st, 2013 AT 4:56 AM
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If the brake light itself is coming on check the brake fluid level, as your pads might be worn down causing the brake light to go on under braking.

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Sunday, March 31st, 2013 AT 2:14 PM

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