I have a 95 cutlass(3.1) and the 2 main brake lights are not working.
The third brake light does. I've checked the 4 main brake bulbs in
the tail lights and they're fine. I've checked the fuse and it's
Is it possible I have a bad switch on the brake pedal even though my
3rd light works? Any other ideas on what may be wrong? Possibly a
ground wire? My hazard lights have been out for a long time, could it
be related to that?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
On 3 Oct 2003 05:53:51 -0700, phil_thomas firstname.lastname@example.org (philthomas27)
If your third lite is working, I'd assume that the brake lite switch is
working. You are lucky because these switches are a PIA to change.
I'd suspect a wiring problem in the rear lighting harness. Check the
connectors from the rear lights to as far as you can in the trunk. Get
your hands on a volt meter or test light to check for battery voltage at
the bulb sockets and the harness connectors.
Check for grounding problems. A ground wire from the harness should be
attached to the body at some point, most likely in the trunk, not sure
about your particular car.
Dave in Columbus
I just got the Cutlass back from the mechanic. I couldn't figure it
out. It turns out that it was the "turn signal wiring harness" inside
the steering column had a short in it. Cost me $70 for the new
harness and $100 for labor.
Thanks for your help anyway. I appreciate it.
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