Brake light not working/Doesn't need replacement

20

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

79,155

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

20

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

79,155

Yes

20

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?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
79,155

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 Mark helpful
20

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

79,155

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

20

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.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
79,155

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.

Your Answer

Grand Caravan

Looking for a Used Grand Caravan in your area?

CarGurus has 11,954 nationwide Grand Caravan listings starting at $3,495.

Postal Code:

Dodge Grand Caravan Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,860
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    970
  • #3
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    650
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country
30 Great Deals out of 475 listings starting at $3,777
Used Honda Odyssey
22 Great Deals out of 937 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Sienna
21 Great Deals out of 919 listings starting at $2,899
Used Dodge Caravan
65 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chrysler Pacifica
6 Great Deals out of 1,371 listings starting at $2,999
Used Kia Sedona
6 Great Deals out of 506 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Quest
57 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Durango
89 Great Deals out of 962 listings starting at $3,499
Used Ford Explorer
43 Great Deals out of 1,582 listings starting at $3,695
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
7 Great Deals out of 983 listings starting at $7,600
Used Honda Pilot
9 Great Deals out of 600 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
77 Great Deals out of 6,485 listings starting at $15,995
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,147 listings starting at $12,000
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 532 listings starting at $10,555
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 563 listings starting at $7,890
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 396 listings starting at $6,750

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.