Brake light

Asked by GuruSW95D May 17, 2019 at 07:48 PM about the 1995 Chevrolet C/K 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My brake lights work
unless I turn my
Ignition key on then
all the lights work
except the brake
lights

2 Answers

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The brake switch controls all three lights. If all the lights are not working, it may be due to a faulty brake switch. The most common symptom of a brake switch issue is no illumination when stepping on the brakes. Certain types of switches can be adjusted and over time may become misaligned. This could lead to an intermittent issue where the switch is correctly aligned at certain times and will get dislodged or stop working at others.

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keep in mind that the brake switch controls all three lights. If all the lights are not working, it may be due to a faulty brake switch. The most common symptom of a brake switch issue is no illumination when stepping on the brakes. It is also possible for the reverse of this to happen, where the plunger breaks in such a way that the terminals are permanently connected and the lights are always on. Certain types of switches can be adjusted and over time may become misaligned. This could lead to an intermittent issue where the switch is correctly aligned at certain times and will get dislodged or stop working at others.

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