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Old 18 Dec 2010, 11:35 am
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04 PT. 2.4L..
Its my wifes car so i really dont know all that much about it. So i figured coming here, somone could help me.
Her brakes lights have went out. The upper 3rd brake lights is still working.
But when she presses the brake. The brake lights wont come on. Her rear tails work though.
I went through and checked the 15 fuse.. And its good.
Any ideas on what this could be?
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Old 18 Dec 2010, 11:54 am
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Default Re: Brake Lights out? Plz help!

If you look under the dash where the brake pedal connects, there's a small silver/white box that activates the rear brake lights. It's possibly out of adjustment or not working all together.

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Old 18 Dec 2010, 11:58 am
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Default Re: Brake Lights out? Plz help!

I found the little box earlier.. But im not sure how to check to see if its working?
All that seems to work is the center brake light..
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Old 18 Dec 2010, 12:06 pm
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Then your going to have to start tracing wires and testing circuits.

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Old 18 Dec 2010, 12:19 pm
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Default Re: Brake Lights out? Plz help!

Alright thanks!
Im not sure if ill be able to figure this out myslef.. Being as i know nothing about these little cars
But you helped.. Ima go play around with it.
Thanks so much!
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Old 18 Dec 2010, 02:11 pm
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Default Re: Brake Lights out? Plz help!

If your tail lights and the high mounted brake light work, the only things to check (see wiring diagram) are the bulbs (one of the two filaments in both bulbs can be bad), and the wiring harness back from there. The brake light switch is working. I'd suspect the bulbs first and connectors next.



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