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Brake lights and turn signals don't work (but head and tail lights do) on 1998 Ford Expedition

On the Expedition the hazard, lower brake lights, and turn signals all route through the multi-function switch. Gain access to the multi-function switch connector and back probe the light green wire ...
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How to remove base of rear brake light when bulb broke off?

needle nose pliers, roll a corner back and walk it out with the pliers
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Kia Rio brake light weirdness

I think that your left and center brake filaments have blown. The left and right bulbs will have 2 filaments, one for the tail (side) light and one for the brake light. Only the brake filament will ...
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Scooter's stop lights not working

Check the following: the bulb: it has two filaments one can work while the other has failed supply to the switch: if no supply check the fuse. check the switch goes live on the output when the brake ...
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How to remove base of rear brake light when bulb broke off?

I would first try needlenose pliers. If that doesn't work, a potato pushed into it is an old trick. Might I also suggest that you pull out another bulb first to discover exactly what method is needed -...
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95 Acura Integra LS: 3rd, left & right brake lights remain on after engine shutdown

Look at the brake light switch, then look for the plastic stopper that the switch plunger contacts. If it is missing or broken the switch plunger does not get pushed in causing the lights stay on all ...
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2002 Dodge Durango brake lights not working

If the "third" brake light is working the switch is okay. The bulbs have been changed, and I assume with the correct bulbs. Has there been any work done recently? Has a trailer hitch been installed? ...
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2002 Dodge Durango brake lights not working

Since the high mount light works it's not the switch. If the tail lights work. Check in the wiring harness in the left rear quarter panel along the frame. More than likely a splice/wire is rotted or ...
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What was the initial idea behind those "Blue Dot" tail lights from the '30s to '50s?

Having personally applied these to a few vehicles when I was younger, Steve's comment is accurate. In taillights with internal parabolic reflectors, the blue dots gave a very vivid magenta color to ...
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What was the initial idea behind those "Blue Dot" tail lights from the '30s to '50s?

I had cars then and never remember anyone claiming blue dots were anything but "cool". I never had the money to spare for them , but I did worry some that some one might "borrow' the tail lights of my ...
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What was the initial idea behind those "Blue Dot" tail lights from the '30s to '50s?

Just a thought. The most common form of color blindness is Red / Green. So, to a color blind person, red and green appear nearly the same. Adding the blue light would still be seen as a color by a ...
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2005 Dodge Durango all three break light won’t light up when brake pedal

Brake lights are wired to work independently for safety reasons. If none of the lights are working, the first thing to do is check all the bulbs are good. No reason to start chasing wires if the bulbs ...
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Passenger front blinker, rear blinker & brake, and middle brake lights all out

Take a look at the wiring diagram below. The important clue is you said the middle brake light isn't working. The CHMSL (Center High Mounted Stop Light) works only from closing the dedicated relay. ...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata: Brake light diagnosis

Most common fail is the switch either failed inside or stuck on with dirt. Less common but has happened is a short with another live wire but then pulling the fuse would not be the cure. So, check the ...
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Both brake lights cause radio interfere. Can both bulbs be defective?

Had a similar issue once on one car, absolute so and so to deal with. After fitting capacitors on various circuits, extra earth bonding straps between various panels, what finally worked was to use ...
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97 Chevy S10 light duty pickup - tail brake lights

The center high-mount stop light is fed directly from the brake light switch, but the other two, since they double up as directional indicators, are fed through the multifunction switch, first through ...
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Brake light switch not pushed in

It is usually possible to adjust both... The pedal adjustment is to set it the same height as the clutch pedal - which needs adjusting depends on where the freeplay is. The switch is adjusted so the ...
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2008 Toyota RAV4 won't shift out of park

The issue was the brake light fuse burned out. This was frustrating us because there is a separate fuse labeled TAIL for the tail lights and a different fuse labeled STOP for the brake lights. Without ...
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Brake/position LED Lights

After searching around I try to cut it open this weekend and the result was a complex circuit for my understanding. I'm post it here if someone is interested to see or explain how it works. So I ended ...
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2005 Dodge Durango all three break light won’t light up when brake pedal

Here is your brake light wiring diagram, might help you diagnose and answer some of your questions.
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2001 Hyundai Accent no brake lights/hazards but blinkers work

Did you check Fuse #8 in the dash fuse box? This is a different source of power than the turn/tail lamps. The diagram below should allow you to figure out where the problem lies. If Fuse #8 is okay,...
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What was the initial idea behind those "Blue Dot" tail lights from the '30s to '50s?

This interested me, and so I did a little research; here is what I found: "Blue lenses in the center of the red were standard equipment on 32-34 Packard V-12 models, as well as V-12 and V-16 ...
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What was the initial idea behind those "Blue Dot" tail lights from the '30s to '50s?

Not for Dr's, but cops put them on their personal vehicles so that other police wouldn't pull them over. Then, yes, the hotrod crowd figured it out and it became illegal in most states. Generally you ...
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What was the initial idea behind those "Blue Dot" tail lights from the '30s to '50s?

Human perception: A red light seems farther away than it is. A blue light seems closer than it really is. It seems obvious to combine the two to give a better idea where the light actually is. Of ...
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What was the initial idea behind those "Blue Dot" tail lights from the '30s to '50s?

Blue dots I've read were meant for doctors so the cops knew not to pull them over for speeding and once the hotrodders found out they started putting them on their rides so cops wouldn't give chase at ...
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How to remove base of rear brake light when bulb broke off?

If the needle nose pliers don't work, then you need to resort to a small pair of side-cutters and cut the bulb casing turning it into a smaller radius as you go - eventually it will come free. Do ...
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How to remove base of rear brake light when bulb broke off?

Time for old wooden broom handle trick. Find old broom with screw in wooden handle. Unscrew handle from broom base. Shove the handle into old socket. Unscrew the old bulb base. I've done this many ...
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How to replace center (third) break/stop lamp/bulb in Ford Galaxy 2009

I could not find any documentation for this, but did find a video. The video shows the assembly having press clips that need to be pushed out. Unsure what language this is, but the watching should ...
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Which acceleration threshold for blinking brake light?

I've seen this implemented in two ways, Citron have a system which engages the hazard warning flashers under heavy braking. I've also seen a BMW which illuminated it's rear fog lights under extreme ...
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High Mount Stop Light in 2010 Honda Civic EX Coupe stopped working

If there's a black cover that you can see the speaker through, then I am assuming that you have the LED array for your lights. You'll have to go in through the back seat of the car and remove the ...
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