It was noticed tonight that the brake lights on our 2000 dodge grand
caravan do not work. The taillights, reverse lights, turn signals, and
hazards, all work. All three of the break lights, however do not work.
The fuses all check out (lights, ABS, and ABS backup). Either all 3 of
the bulbs burned out, or it's the break light switch.
I took out the break light switch, and for some reason, it seems to
have 6 contacts (for an on/off switch what's up with that). The brake
is on when the switch button is extended, and off when it is
depressed. There is no continuity between ANY of the contacts when the
switch is extended (brakes on). When depressed (break off) positions
there are two sets of contacts, which display continuity. Since there
are 6 contacts though, I have no idea what is "normal function" for
this switch. Anyway, since the switch is only ~$13, I'm planning on
getting a new one in the morning. That is unless someone has better
advice that gets posted before the parts stores open in the morning.