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Old 11 Jun 2014, 10:21 pm
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Exclamation TAIL LIGHTS AND BRAKE LIGHTS NOT WORKING

So i was driving my 2006 pt cruiser the other night and i realized my brake lights arn't working ! But the top middle light works and the license plate bulb works ? so what could be cause the running/brake lights to go out ? im confused

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Old 12 Jun 2014, 09:15 am
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When was last time you knew they worked? Often there is condensation or a leak in the taillight lenses and the water blows the bulbs.
First check is the bulbs, then examine the sockets, then get a multimeter and check for power at the sockets.
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Old 12 Jun 2014, 05:12 pm
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When was last time you knew they worked? Often there is condensation or a leak in the taillight lenses and the water blows the bulbs.
First check is the bulbs, then examine the sockets, then get a multimeter and check for power at the sockets.
Hope its just the bulbs, Mine didn't work and it was the brake switch, it has 3 sets of contacts in it and it says on the switch cannot be reused. It is adjust one time after you put it on and thats it.

I took mine apart and studied it and was able to reuse it after reseting it
Dont know if I could explain how its done.
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Old 12 Jun 2014, 05:13 pm
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When was last time you knew they worked? Often there is condensation or a leak in the taillight lenses and the water blows the bulbs.
First check is the bulbs, then examine the sockets, then get a multimeter and check for power at the sockets.
Hope its just the bulbs, Mine didn't work and it was the brake switch, it has 3 sets of contacts in it and it says on the switch cannot be reused. It is adjust one time after you put it on and thats it.

I took mine apart and studied it and was able to reuse it after reseting it
Dont know if I could explain how its done.

They are not expensive... maybe $15- $20

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Old 12 Jun 2014, 05:51 pm
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Default Re: TAIL LIGHTS ND BRAKE LIGHTS NOT WORKING

If his brake switch was bad then the running light will still light up and the top middle brake light works when braking so I think it cant be brake switch
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Old 12 Jun 2014, 05:58 pm
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If his brake switch was bad then the running light will still light up and the top middle brake light works when braking so I think it cant be brake switch
Agree with you.
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Old 12 Jun 2014, 06:17 pm
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Remember its and 06. I think the third brake light is run through the ECU/PCM. My third brake light worked but my brake light didn't until I reset my brake switch (replaced)
Of course I bought two new ones and couldn't get the lights to work
until I reset the original switch
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Old 12 Jun 2014, 06:21 pm
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Default Re: TAIL LIGHTS ND BRAKE LIGHTS NOT WORKING

Still even when having a bad brake switch the running lights on the back should still work. Both going out the same time is very odd not sure if the cruiser 06 uses the brake light fuse with the back running light. If the fuse is used by both then probably blown fuse
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