I am having a problem with my 1999 Honda Civic DX. The brake lights work fine if the headlights are off, but when I turn on the headlights, the brake lights also turn on. We replaced the brake switch (it didn't look broken) and that didn't help. The blue plastic piece that the brake switch pushes against is completely intact. The middle light has a single filament bulb, the side lights have 2 bulbs each: the turning signal bulb is a single filament and the brake light bulb is a dual filament. We replaced all the bulbs and the problem has persisted.
On a side note, and less urgent, is the fact that when I push on my brakes, whether or not the headlights are on, my front blinker lights turn on. While I guess this isn't supposed to happen, it is not draining my battery, nor is it interfering with my car's ability to pass state inspection, so I'm not too concerned with it.
Any ideas/help? This has been going on for about 4years (started when 2 of the brake bulbs burned out and we replaced them) and only this year has the state inspection place decided that it's an issue.
have the same problem?
Monday, May 9th, 2011 AT 6:08 PM