Why do I have no brake lights?

Why do I have no brake lights?

When your brake lights don’t work, it is usually because of a blown fuse, a worn-out or broken brake light switch, or a burned-out light bulb. Just go to the appropriate section for your particular brake light condition: One or more lights don’t work (though at least one light works). None of the brake lights work.

What could cause brake lights to stop working?

If one or more of your brake lights isn’t working properly, it could mean one of three things: The brake light system fuse is blown, the brake light bulbs are burned out or the brake light wiring switch is broken. All of these issues are easy to troubleshoot.

Can I drive my car with no brake lights?

One of the most dangerous scenarios involving non-working brake lights is on the highway and while driving at night. Without brake lights, other drivers can not see you very well in the dark, making an accident very likely. You also run the risk of getting pulled over and being fined by a police officer.

Do brake lights have a fuse?

Like all fuses, the brake light system fuse can be found in the power distribution center, which is under the dashboard or tucked away underneath the hood.

Do all 3 brake lights have to work?

Federal law mandates that all vehicles have the third brake light outfitted within the car. Additionally, the third light must be comparable to the other brake lights on the vehicle so that it is not distracting to the drivers behind the vehicle.

Is it illegal to have 1 brake light out?

By law you need to have two working brake lights. As soon as you’re aware that one of your brake lights is faulty, make sure you fit a new bulb straight away. If you’re stopped by police you could receive: A verbal warning.

What would make your brake lights not work?

Lack of power to the brake lights can include: Burned out brake light bulb. Blown brake light fuse. Broken wire in the harness. Poor connection at the bulb socket. Body control module (BCM) shorted. Brake light switch not working. Turn signal or multi function switch failure.

What is causing my brake lights to not work?

  • and it’s easy to understand why.
  • a switch is triggered to send a signal to the lights out back that it’s time to turn on.
  • Blown Fuse.
  • Bad Socket.

    Why do your brake lights work but not your tail lights?

    The possible reasons for brake lights not working but tail lights are: Blown out light bulbs are the most common reason for why the brake lights not working but the tail lights are. Remove the screws from the bulb lens (which you can access through the trunk or see your vehicle repair manual to get the exact location).

    Why are my brake lights always on?

    If your brake lights are on even when you’re not braking, the most likely culprits are a faulty brake light switch or a blown fuse . Check each to ensure your brake lights are functioning properly before getting back out on the road.