Brake Light Problem

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

  1. Jarrett

    Jarrett Rockstar 100 Posts

    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 Epic Member 5+ Years 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 Rockstar

    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 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

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

    jmutto Rockstar


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

    :glasses:
     
  6. Stealth

    Stealth Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

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

    DAREDEVIL Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

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

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

    Jarrett Rockstar 100 Posts

    What about my brakelights?
     
  9. TritonBoulder47

    TritonBoulder47 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

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

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