Why is my Acura TL brake light not working?
If your TL’s brake light switch checked out ok, and there are no brake lights illuminating at all, inspect the wiring harness going from the brake switch to the bulbs themselves. There could be an issue with frayed wiring, wiring that has lost its ground, or a short/open situation.
Why do I have turn signals but no brake lights?
On vehicles that use the same lights for brakes and turn signals, a bad turn-signal switch can cause the lower brake-lights not to work. A bad turn-signal switch may interrupt the brake light circuit when it should not. A broken wire to or from the switch may also cause the lower brake-lights not to work.
What is brake light switch?
The brake light switch on your vehicle serves an important safety function. When you press the brake pedal, it supplies power to the signal lights at the back of your vehicle to warn other drivers you have slowed.
Can you get stopped for one brake light?
The short answer to this question is yes, you can get pulled over just for having a broken taillight. Any sort of driving infraction that can be seen as a possible danger, such as having a broken or burned-out taillight, is a reasonable cause for a traffic stop.
What happens if your brake light switch is bad?
A faulty brake light switch can cause many problems. If the switch is bad, the brake lights won’t operate and the transmission shifter will not come out of the “Park” position. In cars with a push-button start system, a faulty brake light switch can cause the vehicle not to start.
Why are the brake lights not working but the 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). Push the bulbs and turn them counterclockwise to remove from the socket.
Is it dangerous to drive with brake lights not working?
Driving at night with either brake lights or tail lights not working is dangerous for you and other drivers on the road. It takes a long time to notice when the brake lights not working but tail lights are or vice versa. It is so because you won’t know what is happening in the backside while driving until someone points it out.
When do you need to replace tail light bulbs?
You need to replace bulbs if they have got darkened or the filaments are blown. Choose the new bulbs of the same type and wattage. In most European cars, the same bulb does the job of the tail and brake lighting. However, it has double filaments, allowing one set still working while the other set is burnt.
Where are the brake lights on my car?
You will get the fuse panel under the dashboard and the PDC under the hood. The brake light switch is also to be found under the dashboard and check if its plunger touches the brake pedal arm. Any problem with the fuse box and light switch will affect the brake lights.