1993 Saturn SL1 stalls when I hit the brakes

Tiny
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1993 Saturn SL1

when brakes are hit it stalls, when I have some one hit te brakes all the driverside tail light turns on, I mean everything. Disconect tail light assembly and the car wont run. Where to start?
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 8:03 AM

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Tiny
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SO the turn signal light's up and all that when you step on the brake's. When it doesn't start does the engine turn over and it doesn't start?The more detail's the better.
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 12:02 PM
Tiny
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It turns over and runs as long as you gas it. I can disconect wire harnes at kick panel on driver side and it runs fine. I checked the harness from there back and all looks fine.
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 12:16 PM
Tiny
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Its obvious I nhave a short, that would explain the whole tail light cluster lighting up, but it is all dim, even the reverse light comes on. The passenger side works normal
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 12:25 PM
Tiny
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So when you unhook the tail light it runs good?Otherwise you have to hold the gas pedal down for it to run?
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 12:25 PM
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 12:27 PM
Tiny
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I have to disconect at kick panel in order to run if I disconect in trunk I lose all my rpms
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 12:29 PM
Tiny
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I would check the ground to left side of the brake light's it could be bad and stealing ground from something else like your fuel pump.
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Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 1:12 PM
Tiny
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Why would the whole tail light cluster light when the break is applied, would it not require pos electric.
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Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 4:15 PM
Tiny
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If all it was doing was just sending power to the other light's then it wouldn't be dieing correct?Get a ohm's meter ground one lead put it on low scale pop the driver side brake light assembly loose then take the other lead and touch it to the black ground wire going to the brake light it should read 2 ohm's or less to ground.
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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 2:54 PM

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