Brake lights dont work

Tiny
JAXONSMOMMA
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  • 2008 PONTIAC TORRENT
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 52,000 MILES
My third tail brake light works, the turn signals and taillights work but by brake lights do not work. What up?
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Sunday, September 13th, 2009 AT 6:02 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

There is a stop lamp relay that goes out on these cars but to be sure lets run this test.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Here are the brake light wiring diagrams so you can see how the power is routed when you hit the brakes.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

See where you lose power. Here are the fuse panel and relay locations for your car save this page in your favorites for future reference.

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

Cheers
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Sunday, September 13th, 2009 AT 9:22 AM
Tiny
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I checked the fuses and nothing. The third break light works but the two tail light break lights do not work when I push in the break. The work with everything else tho. What is causing this?
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
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If your saying there is no voltage at the stop lamp fuse, then check the circuits at the stop lamp relay.
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 AT 3:50 PM
Tiny
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I am having the exact same problem with a 2006 torrent. The fuses are okay so I replaced the relay and its all fixed!. Totally helped
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 9:31 AM

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