why do my brake light work when i press the brake pedal, but when i turn my headlights on and press the brake pedal the brake light don"t work

Asked by Jan 04, 2017 at 09:50 PM about the 1995 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

brake light only work when headlights are off

1 Answer


Start checking the grounds and sockets, the sockets will have some slight burnt mark on them right where the wires go in. The grounds you might have to follow then to where they are connected to the bogy and the body grounds themselves should also be checked.

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