Brake light not working/Doesn't need replacement

Asked by Apr 10, 2016 at 07:27 PM about the 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Driver side brake light isn't working. First thing I did was replace it, but still
having same problem. Driver side turn signal and reverse light are both
working. From what I've read it sounds like if it was a bad fuse none of the
driver side tail lights would be working. If it's a problem with the brake light
switch, would the passenger side still be working? I'm trying to figure out
which smaller steps I should take before replacing the whole assembly. Any
advice would be awesome.
Thanks!

9 Answers

38,005

Try moving the bulb around in the socket with the turn signal on to see if you can make contact with the bulb.

Even though the turn signal is working? Should I try to get someone to hold down the brake pedal while I'm trying that?

38,005

Yes

Just tried that and there is definitely a connection with the bulb. When I turned the head lights on, all of the tail lights worked, but still no driver side brake light. Would that indicate the brake light switch is bad?

38,005

No the brake switch is working, it would have to be in the wire for the break light. Try following the wires back to a plugin. Just may have to unplug and plug back in. Could be a bad connection there. There is no power coming threw the brake light wire on that side.

Best Answer

That worked! Thank you so much! Can't believe it was that easy.

38,005

Great! Sometimes it is not easy with wiring. Glad it is working.

Sorry to exhaust the question, but I'm having a similar problem again. I can literally hit the tail and the brake light will start working again for a short while, but by the next trip it's out again. Obviously an electrical wiring issue, right? I don't know if I should order a new assembly or finally cave and take it to a mechanic in case the wiring problem goes deeper.

38,005

If you are able to tap the tail light lens to make it work, there is just a bad connection right there at the bulb. You may need to replace the bulb socket itself, not the hole lens.

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