BRAKE LIGHTS DO NOT WORK

  • Tiny
  • marta.meaux
  • 1999 Lexus RX 300

The bulbs are new, the fuse is ok; what it could be?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 AT 11:15 PM

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  • saturntech9
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Possibly a bad brake light switch. Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?Or you could have a bad ground?

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 AT 11:57 PM
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  • Wrenchtech
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Just a quick question, Is the high mount, 3rd brake light working? That would make a difference.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 12:01 AM
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  • marta.meaux
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@saturntech9: How can I do testing of the brake switch?
@Wrenchtech : the 3rd light is not working, a few months ago the shift lever stuck in "Parking" even though I was pushing down on the brake pedal. Now I have to press the shift lock override switch to shift out of ""Parking". However the brake lights not turning on started only a few days ago.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 3:43 AM
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Those are both strong indications of a brake light switch problem so follow Saturntech9's advice.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 10:08 AM
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Alright under the dash just bellow the brake pedal you will find the brake switch. The green wire with a black stripe should have power to it. Then when stepping on the brake the green wire with a white stripe should have power.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 4:47 PM
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Does the green and white striped wire has power?

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 5:38 PM
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When stepping on the brake that wire will have power.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 5:56 PM

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