Help! Brake lights dont come on.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Stephanie7, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. Stephanie7

    Stephanie7 Guest

    I already checked all the lights and that isnt it- i checked the fuses
    and that isnt it.

    So now Im thinking its the Brake light switch?

    But i have a question.............what else could it be? Dealer wants
    tocharge me $108 to do the work but what if it isnt the problem.

    Is there anything else it could be?????
    Stephanie7, Apr 19, 2005
  2. Stephanie7

    Randolph Guest

    It would help to know the age of the car and perhaps model etc.
    Regardless, it most likely is the switch, they do fail. Not very hard to
    replace, so you could just buy one and do the work yourself.
    Randolph, Apr 19, 2005
  3. Stephanie7

    Stephanie7 Guest

    duh! i shld have given that information...

    so its a 1995 Honda Civic - automatic...

    also my shift lock locks n i have to put my key in in order to get out
    of park--- i saw a previous note about someone saying thier shift lock
    was broken too and someone replied and asked if thier brakes light
    work------ is that related somehow??????????
    Stephanie7, Apr 19, 2005
  4. Stephanie7

    Randolph Guest

    Yes, the shift lock solenoid allows shifting out of park only when the
    brake pedal is pressed, as indicated by the brake light switch.

    Replacement is not particularly hard. There used to be service manuals
    at, don't know if they are still there. Also
    look at
    Randolph, Apr 19, 2005
  5. Stephanie7

    Stephanie7 Guest

    ok thanks-

    so i took it to a place to have a Diagnostic test done- to make sure
    it is the brake switch or not a wiring problem.....they shld be able
    to figure it out right with that test?
    Stephanie7, Apr 20, 2005
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