Today I found out my brake lights aren't working. Fuse is fine, turn signals
work, tail lights work with headlights, and 4 way flashers work. Any ideas?
The electrics in the car are slowly all going bad, first it was a flip up
headlight, then the A/C, then the power windows, then the other flip up
headlight, then the A/C, now the ABS INOP light is on, it also says Low Oil
(even though it is fine), now the A/C is broken again, and then these brake
Sounds like the brake light switch. Should be under the dash just above
the brake pedal with a couple of wires coming from it (I haven't looked
at mine and I'm at work...) - if you have cruise control you might have
multiple switches. It could be jammed or broken internally.
Thank for all the replies. Yesterday I yanked the hush panel out, and took a
look under there. Sure enough there were 2 wire connectors not hooked up to
anything. One was a simple plug into one of the brake light switches on the
brake pedal. This fixed my brake light problem, my cruise control problem, and
my ABS issue. I actually prefer the pedal area without the hush panel, much
more foot room now.
Now I do have 2 switches on the pedal, the one more towards the ground has a
place for two things to plug into it. One I plugged in as descibed above, but
then there is an empty electrical connection still there. Anyone know how I
can find out what gets plugged in there? I guess it could be just a generic GM
part and it doesn't apply to my 1995 Formula 6-speed.
Also, The plug I plugged in, as descibed above, also had another plug that I
can't figure out what it goes to. Maybe I should take a picture and post it on
a web site so people can see what I mean. It's a little white plug with 2
connections in it. I just can't figure out where it goes. I don't see
anyplace within it's reach (it can't go too far, it's attached to the plug that
controls the brake lights) where it could plug in. Again, maybe this wire is
just run no matter what setup you have.... Like it's a connnection for
automatic transmission cars only.
Thanks again for everyone's help.
Maybe the "press brake pedal to shift from park" interlock - which
wouldn't be hooked up on a 6 speed?
If it wasn't midnight I'd go pull the hush panel off my TA (6 speed) to
Good to hear you got it all working. :)
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