WHY WOULDN'T MY BRAKE LIGHTS WORK IF MY HEADLIGHTS ARE ON

  • Tiny
  • 2001jeep
  • 2001 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE

Hello, I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.
When my headlights are off my brake lights work fine. But when I turn my headlights on my left brake light doesn't work.
Would you know why?

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Monday, October 1st, 2012 AT 11:31 PM

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Bad ground in the socket. Remove the bulb and clean the terminals.

Roy

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Monday, October 1st, 2012 AT 11:58 PM
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Tried that. When I turn on my headlights the whole left tail light goes out.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 12:03 AM
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Thats a ground issue. The socket may need to be replaced

Roy

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 12:09 AM
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If thats not the issue, what else could it be. Do you know?

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 1:49 AM

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