Brake Lights Dont Work, Even Top Bar

Tiny
GRANDLAWNCARE
  • 2006 HYUNDAI ELANTRA

Electrical problem 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 40000 miles

Both Brake Lights do not work Plus Top Brake Light bar.

I have searched this site extensively and here is a list of what I have already checked:

Fuses: All good (under hood & under console)

Brake Switch: Good=Cruise control disengages properly and continuity check on contacts show one set NO and one NC working properly.

Light Bulb:Good=Visually OK, Continuity check. Beeps from side of light to either contact on bottom of bulb & beeps from contact to contact.

The Tail lights, reverse lights, Hazard, and turn signal lights DO work.

This is the wife's car and she reported that this morning the A/C would not turn on. It is working for me right now, but thought I should add that.

My fuses are not numbered, but counting left to right and top to bottom that puts me on "S/Roof". The one next to it is "Stop" (under console). I arbitrarily replaced both of these fuses to eliminate them 100%.

I already checked the brake switch and gave my results in the initial post. I don't have a drawing for it so I could only tell you how it responded to a continuity check. With the plunger pointing down it seems logical to assume the top contacts are N.O. For the brake lights and the bottom set are N.C. Contacts to unlatch the cruise control.

She had her battery changed by Auto-zone about a week ago. No way of knowing how long the brake lights have been out though.

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 7:39 PM

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Tiny
GRUMPYDAN
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I have a 2006 Elantra and my brake lights went out last night. Fuses and
bulbs are okay. I replaced the brake switch found at the top of the brake
pedal and that fixed the problem. It cost $12.97 from Auto Zone. Kind of a pain to get to but only took about 30 min to install. Hope this helps someone. - Dan

Here is a guide that can help as well. (Below)

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 AT 9:47 PM
Tiny
GATOENCERRADO
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The most widespread Hyundai recall, affecting up to 531,894 2005-2008 Accent, Azera, Elantra, Entourage, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson, and Veracruz models, is NHTSA Campaign 09V122000. It is focused on a malfunctioning stop lamp switch that may prevent brake lights from illuminating when the pedal is depressed (the same switch may also cause them to stay lit after the brakes are released).

Owners of affected vehicles may contact Hyundai Customer Service at 1-800-633-5151, call the NHTSA Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or visit SAFERCAR. GOV

If Customer Service tells you that your VIN number is not included in the recall, call NHTSA and file a complaint.

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Sunday, November 6th, 2011 AT 6:22 PM
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
  • 2006 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 104,000 MILES

I replaced my front brake pads and now my brake lights arent working. They were fine before. How do I fix it?

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Try adjusting either the brake booster pushrod or the brake switch

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASK1212
  • 2006 HYUNDAI ELANTRA

Electrical problem
2006 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 61,000 miles

My brake lights just stopped working. They were fine yesterday and not so today. Bulbs are good and the fuses are good since the other elements attached to those fuses (windows) are working.

Any ideas?

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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There is a brake light switch on the top of the brake pedal. Check to make sure it didn't come loose or is out of adjustment. If all is well, make sure there is power in to it (12 volts) and the same out when you hit the brakes.

Let me know what you find.
Joe

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASK1212
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Thank you for your reply.

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Let me know what you find. It may help others who read our notes.

Joe

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GRUMPYDAN
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I have a 2006 Elantra and my brake lights just went out also. I'll see what I can find out in the morning and let everyone know what the problem
is and how to fix it.

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BPAGE
  • 2006 HYUNDAI ELANTRA

Electrical problem
2006 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 50000 miles

all of my wifes brake lights are not working I checked the fuse it was good and I cant see all of them going out at one time what elase can I look for

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Check the brake light switch, driver side dash on brake pedal arm bracket. It may be out of adjustment or faulty.

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JESSESIXTY8
  • 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA

Brakes problem
2002 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 46,000 miles

Brake lights not working, just the two above the bumper the third tail light works fine: I checked the fuse and the bulbs and they are fine: where else could the problem be I believe it may be in the wiring harness? But not sure can you help. Thanks

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Inspect and test the brake switch at the brake pedal support-at the brake switch connector check for power at the red wire on the connector. No power there check fuse no.16 15amp.

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ELSOLDEL
  • 2008 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 80,000 MILES

But flasher and reverse lights do work for my 2008 Hyundai Elantra, what is the problem? Also having trouble shifting into reverse

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Is it a stick or automatic? Check your brake light switch and relay

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BIGTINTUSA
  • 2007 HYUNDAI ELANTRA

2007 Hyundai Elantra

Brake lights don't work. Taillights work and signal lights light up but no brake lights. I'm thinking this is a fuse but have no idea where the fuse for the brake lights are. Don't have a manual. Can you help?

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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I believe they are under the dash on the driver's side. Also, check to make sure the brake light switch isn't out of adjustment. It's on the top of the brake pedal.

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DMABOOD
  • 2003 HYUNDAI ELANTRA

Electrical problem
2003 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 100000 miles

In the past few months, when I depressed the brake pedal, the lights on my dashboard would come on when the lights were off. Then today, I was told I had no brake lights at all. When I turned the car lights on - my brake lights would come on (though I believe one of my brake lights are burned out). What could be the problem? Also - my cruise control works sporadically - could this be connected to the brake light issue?

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi dmabood,

If the brake lights and cruise controls are working intermittently, it could be a fault with the brake switch.

Turning the lights on would illuminate the taillight and not the brake lights. They are in the same bulb but a different circuit.

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 9:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
  • 2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 83,000 MILES

My brake lights quit working. The bulbs are good after replacing the bulb in the back windshield. The fuses are good also so why won't my brake lights work

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