this morning i had a relative follow me home. they called me on the cell to tell me you have no brake lights. later while sitting in the driveway i back the car toward the garage door and pressed the brake. no brake lights. now my rear lights work during night driving, but no brake lights.
BTW: 01 aurora 3.5
does anyone have a idea?
Last Edit: Aug 18, 2009 22:55:06 GMT -6 by XJSman89
check all your fuses. this happened on my dad's truck.
If your brake switch was malfunctioning, then you shouldn't be able to shift out of park (unless thats not working either). The owner's manual even says what to do in this case as it was a possibility (shift into neutral with key "off" then start and shift into gear. with key off there is no brake shift interlock).
1995 Aurora Purple Pearl Metallic 155000 miles Sold after accident, sorely missed!
2004 Base model Chevy Cavalier, 2.2 ecotech/ 5 speed manual trans, 125000 miles
Post by killroypete on Aug 17, 2009 3:18:19 GMT -6
Sounds silly, it happened to me once with a previous car: the brake lights would work 1 out of 5 times. (brother following me)The culprit : the female connector was not tight anymore on the spade, + the surface corrosion made a bad connection. After a few tries, I squeezed (a little) the connector, made it hard to connect, but It fixed it. Cost:0$ ;D
You have to crawl under the dash, only annoying part.
This was my car, I'm happy she got a good home. Still having fun, I love driving!
You can't necessarily tell a good filament or fuse by looking at it. Yes, most of the time they are obviously blown when blown, but I can't tell you you how many people have sworn they were good until put an ohmmeter across them and had infinite ohms.