When does the 3rd brake light eliminate

Asked by jeremy May 26, 2020 at 02:04 AM about the 1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool Coupe

Question type: General

I have pulled over at night  And the reason for the officer
pulling l me over he said it was  the 3 brake light was not
working does the 3rd brake light stay   A luminated when
the run light are on or  do they only come on when i  hit the
brakes

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They only illuminate when the brakes are applied.

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Brake lights come on when the brake peddle is pushed and the brake light switch does the illumination. If only the third light is out and the lowers still work, see if it will flash with the emergency-flashers. If the inoperative third light flashes, with the emergency flashers, a fuse is the most likely cause. If it does not operate with the flashers, bad bulbs or sockets in the third-light are likely.

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The third, or high mount, stop light will only illuminate when the brake pedal is pressed. It will not flash with the 4 way hazard emergency flashers. Hope that helps! Jim

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