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Brake Light Problem

Discussion in 'GM Electrical Tech' started by Jarrett, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Jarrett

    Jarrett New Member

    On my 1998 Chevy K-1500, my brake lights do not work all the time. They will work sometimes when I push on the brake pedal, but then not at other times. Could this be a bad switch? I'm not sure what the problem is. This just started happening today.
  2. Eddie Z71

    Eddie Z71 Active Member 1000 Posts

    It could be the switch. I'm not sure if the wire is loose, or something else. I hope it is something easy, and someone can give you a answer soon. Good Luck!:glasses:
  3. jmutto

    jmutto New Member

    I would check for the following before replacing the switch:

    Bad ground.
    Corroded bulb sockets.
    Broken or frayed wire.

    I had the same problem with an old Dodge pickup; it turned out to be a bad ground.

    Good luck.
  4. Stealth

    Stealth New Member 1000 Posts

    is that a good bad ground or a bad bad ground? :lol:
  5. jmutto

    jmutto New Member


    BAD GROUND!!!! You go sit in the corner and think about what you did!!!

    :glasses:
  6. Stealth

    Stealth New Member 1000 Posts

    do you want some cheese with that whine?
  7. DAREDEVIL

    DAREDEVIL New Member 1000 Posts

    DAMN,,,,you all have fun again without me .:lol:

    CRACKERS ON THE COUCH !!!!!!:rofl:
  8. Jarrett

    Jarrett New Member

    What about my brakelights?
  9. TritonBoulder47

    TritonBoulder47 New Member

    Your tail light board might need a good cleaning as well...

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