Why does my tail light work but not my brake light?

Malfunctioning Light Bulbs A blown or fused bulb is the most basic reason behind a faulty brake light.

If the bulb used in the brake light has gone faulty it will not work when you depress the brakes.

This way your taillight will work but when you brake, your brake lights won't work.

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Why do my tail lights work but not my brake lights?

Check the Wiring The wiring from the fuse panel to the brake light switch and from the switch to the bulb sockets and lights could be loose or frayed.The connection and the bulb housing could be corroded.You have to change these parts if found any such problem.

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Why do my tail lights not work but my brake lights do?

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).

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Why does my tail light not work?

If he or she suspects a blown fuse, they will remove the corresponding fuse for the tail lights to see if it is blown.If so, he or she will replace the bad bulb with a new one.If the bulbs and fuses appear to be working properly, the mechanic will then check the corresponding relay for the tail l...

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Why do my brake lights work but my tail lights dont?

Check the Wiring The wiring from the fuse panel to the brake light switch and from the switch to the bulb sockets and lights could be loose or frayed.The connection and the bulb housing could be corroded.You have to change these parts if found any such problem.

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Why do my brake lights work but my tail lights don t?

Check the Wiring The wiring from the fuse panel to the brake light switch and from the switch to the bulb sockets and lights could be loose or frayed.The connection and the bulb housing could be corroded.You have to change these parts if found any such problem.

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Why is my tail light not working?

Common reasons for this to happen: Sometimes when a taillight lens cracks or breaks, it can allow moisture to enter the lens and cause a short circuit, blowing the fuse.Burned Out Bulbs: In the case where only one of your rear lights appears to be out, the cause is most likely a burned out bulb.

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Why are my tail lights and dash lights not working?

A blown fuse can disable the vehicle's dashboard light.The fuse box may be under the hood, or near the floor, near the brake pedal, or there may be two fuse boxes in both places.Note: also check if the tail lights are working.Tail lights and dash lights are connected through the tail light (and/o...

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Why do I have tail lights but no brake lights?

Check the Wiring The wiring from the fuse panel to the brake light switch and from the switch to the bulb sockets and lights could be loose or frayed.The connection and the bulb housing could be corroded.You have to change these parts if found any such problem.

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Why will both brake lights work when the tail lights aren't on but only one works when the tail lights are on?

may have the wrong type bulb check to make sure bulb has two contact points.

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Why wont my tail lights work?

Reason # 3: Blown-out Fuse The radio, lighter socket, dashboard warning lights, headlights, taillights, and brake lights.Your car's fuse is almost similar to the fuse at your home.When one of the fuses are broken, the circuit is cut off and could be the reason why your tail lights aren't working.

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GMC JIMMY why are your dash tail and parking lights not working but the brake blinker and head lights work fine?

The GMC dash tail and parking lights are on a different fuse from the brake lights. Check the fuses for a possible blown fuse.

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What can cause my tail lights not to work?

6 Common Causes for Tail Lights Not Working but Brake Lights Are #1 – Bad Tail Light Fuse.#2 – Bad Tail Light Bulbs.#3 – Socket Failure.#4 – Worn Out Wiring.#5 – Control Switch Failure.#6 – Dirty or Bad Ambient Light Sensor.

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Why won't my tail lights and dash lights work?

A blown fuse can disable the vehicle's dashboard light.The fuse box may be under the hood, or near the floor, near the brake pedal, or there may be two fuse boxes in both places.Note: also check if the tail lights are working.Tail lights and dash lights are connected through the tail light (and/o...

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What would cause my tail lights to not work?

Common reasons for this to happen: Sometimes when a taillight lens cracks or breaks, it can allow moisture to enter the lens and cause a short circuit, blowing the fuse.Burned Out Bulbs: In the case where only one of your rear lights appears to be out, the cause is most likely a burned out bulb.

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My rear left tail light is not working on camper?

You should try changing the light bulb... if that doesnt work, then there might be a short in the wiring, and will need to be looked at by someone who knows electrical wiring.

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What is the problem when head lights are on and the tail lights dont work but the brake lights work?

If the headlights are on and brake lights work but not the tail lights, it is possible there is a short in the electrical wires. Another cause for this could be that the tail light bulbs are burned out. Most vehicles have more than one bulb inside the tail lights to control different lights at th...

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Why my ford car 1995 tail lights not working the bulbs and fusers are ok?

There's a separate relay for the tail/brake lights. Check the wiring also.

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Why does my dims work but not brights?

Could be a fuse fault, switch fault, or wiring fault.First, be sure the high beam bulbs and fuses are good. From there I would suspect the high/low beam switch is bad or out of adjustment. Really need the year, make and model to add further possibilities.

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Your rear and tail light stopped working - back lights are working but while you apply brakes it does not flash as well as the tail lights -- what could be the problem?

it could be that there a 2 parts to the bulb and that particular part of those bulbs are out. you can either replace the blub by taking it into a auto store or by having them personally look at it. it could also be your fuse. try that first.

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The brake lights tail lights and dash lights quit working?

check your ground wires...they might be loose or detached.

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Why does my running lights work but my head lights don't for a cadillac deville?

Bulbs, switch or wiring

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What causes tail lights not to work?

Common reasons for this to happen: Sometimes when a taillight lens cracks or breaks, it can allow moisture to enter the lens and cause a short circuit, blowing the fuse.Burned Out Bulbs: In the case where only one of your rear lights appears to be out, the cause is most likely a burned out bulb.

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Why is my parking brake not working?

Common reasons for this to happen: Worn or broken parking brake cable: Not using your parking brake is a common reason for failure.Broken parking brake lever: The parking brake is a self-locking system.When activated, it is designed to lock in place until you press a button or pull a lever to rel...

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Why is my emergency brake not working?

If the linings on the rear brakes are worn enough to not stop the vehicle, then the parking brake will not hold the vehicle at rest.If the parking brakes won't hold the car, then you need to check the following: Parking brake lever/pedal out of adjustment or stuck.Parking brake cable stretched.

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What can cause my 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.The third brake light does not flash with turn signals.This is why a bad turn signal switch will not affect it.

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Why would my reverse lights not work?

On the other hand, if there is no power to the bulb terminals, there could be a faulty circuit ground, a wire break, a blown fuse (which itself would signify a circuit fault such as a short), or a bad neutral start safety switch which switch typically has the reverse light activation switch built...

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Why are my dim lights not working?

Most total headlight failures are caused by a bad component like a fuse, relay, or module.Wiring problems can also cause both headlights to stop working.High beam headlights don't work or low beams don't work.The cause: A burned out bulb, or a problem with the high beam switch or relay.

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Why are my signal lights not working?

Turn Signals Don't Flash.If the emergency lights and turn signal lights illuminate but don't flash, check first for a burned-out bulb.This is the most common cause.If not, you may be dealing with a bad flasher unit or a bad turn signal switch.

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Why don't my brake lights work on my peugeot 307cc?

First check the bulbs or replace them, next check the fuse, if that's OK then the only other thing is the actual brake switch, usually mounted to the pedal. These often fail due to movement of the wire in a confined area.

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What could be the cause of the tail lights of a 1995 Ford Taurus to not work in normal operation but work when the brakes are pressed?

There are 2 filiments in those bulbs. One for tails/turn and the other for brake lights. Try replacing one bulb first. I think there are two offest tits on the shaft of those bulbs. Be sure you insert it correctly into the socket. For that matter check to see if they are in correctly now.

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Why do Bright lights work but dims do not?

Same reason morons can reproduce without a permit.

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Why wont brake lights work on your 2003 Dodge Durango but all other lights work?

the bulb could be blown or a bad connection. find out if there is a current al the way to the bulb socket.

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Why do my brake lights not work on 1992 Oldsmobile cutlass?

Brake light failure happens from a variety of problems, such as burned out bulbs, a short in the headlight wiring or a blown fuse. You can tell if the bulbs are out by a rapidly blinking turn indicator, a blown fuse by checking the fuse is the panel on the side of the dash, and check if its a sho...

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Why does ac work but not heater?

AC and heater are 2 different systems. The heater works by channeling fluid from your radiator to a heater core usually located under your dash. Heater may not work due to blockage in the line from the radiator or the heater core under your dash may be faulty.

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Why do brake and directional lamps work but tail lamps dont on 1996 Olsmobile?

Check to see if the parking/dash lights work - if not check the fuses Could be burned out bulbs - they are double filamented with the larger filament being used for tail lights Could be a bad headlight switch

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On my 99 Ford Expeditions the turn signals does not work but the hazard lights do?

If your 1999 Ford Expedition has turn signals that do not work but hazard lights that do work, it is likely that you have a fuse that is blown. You might also have a wiring issue including exposed wiring.

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Why do only the brake lights not work all other lights work 2001 town country?

check the fuses..sounds like you have a blown fuse for the brak lights. look in the fuse box it's located there.

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Why don't my rear tail light work on my 1996 Pontiac Firebird?

It might be because the light bulb is blown. It might be because the fuse is blown. There could be a short in the wires.

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Why does my car brake lights stay on even when Im not pressing the brakes?

you've got a faulty switch which is located above the brake pedal.. or a short circuit

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What would cause the running or tail lights on your 1994 Camry not to work while the head lights brake lights and turning signal lights work?

There is a relay in the trunk (left hand side wall) that may have been burnt. You may want to check this out...had the same problem with my 1992 Camry.....different year of course. The wires to the running lights were broken and exposed, caused a short, which in turn burnt the relay in the trunk.

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Why my car low beam works but not high beam?

You could have a fault stalk switch, a wiring fault, or a defective high beam relay. If the high beam circuit is fused separately, it could also be a fuse.Check the fuses and bulbs. The year, make and model vehicle info would help.You need to replace the bulbs in the lights.

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Why does light in car not work?

It could be a dead battery (if nothing else works), or if the car starts and runs OK, it's probably the fuse.

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Dashboard and tail lights not working on Mitsubishi shogun?

Check the fuse or the wiring

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Why would my right side front and rear lights and signals work but not my left side?

I would need to know what kind of car you have some cars have separate fuses and relays for both sides

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Why don't my 1994 Chev 3500 brake lights work?

it is brokenCheck the fuse, check the bulbs, check the brake light switch, in that order.

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Why does my tail light bulb keep blowing?

A loose connection in the lamp holder can also cause bulbs to blow.This is because the circuit is not completed as tightly as it could be and the electricity may have cause to "arc" or jump across the contact, rather than simply flowing through it.

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How does a tail light work?

How Tail Lights Work.Tail lights work on a relay, which means they turn on when the head lights are turned on.This way, the driver does not have to worry about turning on the tail lights.Tail lights are wired to the same switch that turns on the head lights, making them function easily.

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Why does brake lights not work sometimes on a 1992 mercury capri?

As this is an intermittant problem it is more than likely the brake light switch is sticking at times..

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Why do the brake and signal lights work but the running lights not work on ford e-350 superduty cargo van?

If all the running lights (front & back) are not working I'd start by checking the fuses then onto the headlight switch

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The fuses are good and the parking lights and tail lights work but the head lights don't work on my 2000 Toyota corolla?

Check the bulbs first, I've seen where both burn out and you can be lead to believe you have an electrical problem.

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Why would your tail lights not work on your Nissan 300ZX?

There can be several reasons. Bad grounding is one, make sure the tail light unit is properly fastened to the body carrying the plus current. Broken bulbs are a possibility, replace them. A broken fuse is also likely, locate the fuse box and replace as necessary. Wiring may be bad or broken, is t...

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Why are your 1999 Volkswagen Passat tail lights not working when you turn on the headlights?

Parking and dash lights also on this circuit - do they work? Check fuses Could also be a bad headlight switch

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Why is the right tail light not working on 1985 LTD Crown Victoria?

Start with checking the bulb, then the socket, then the wire harness and connections.Because you haven't diagnosed and repaired it. Could be a wiring issue, could be a switch issue... I'd start by removing the bulb and checking to ensure the contacts aren't corroded. Then I'd use a test light to ...

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Why are my tail lights out?

Check the fuse.A blown fuse usually causes both lights to go out.On newer cars, the tail lamps can be fused separately and/or each bulb or shared circuit can be fused.If the piece of metal inside the taillight fuse is intact, the fuse is still good.

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What causes brake lights to not work?

When your brake lights don't work, it is usually because of a blown fuse, a worn-out or broken brake light switch, or a burned-out light bulb.

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Why does the radio in my 2002 Tahoe not have sound but the radio works normally?

Could be the speakers are blown.

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Center brake light works side brake lights do not work 2000?

its gotta be a ford a problem with the center brake light circuit causes the lights to go out i believe it is a diode

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Why would my tail lights stay on?

If the tail lights are illuminated even after you have used the on-off switch to command them off, that means the switch supplying power is fused shut and/or the circuit is being powered when it is not supposed to be due to a wiring fault.

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Why are my tail lights staying on?

If the tail lights are illuminated even after you have used the on-off switch to command them off, that means the switch supplying power is fused shut and/or the circuit is being powered when it is not supposed to be due to a wiring fault.

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Why does my demister not work?

Causes of demister problems: Damaged heater core – If your front demister isn't working correctly, it may be due to problems with the heater core.Bad blower motor – The blower motor forces air through your heater core, allowing it to warm up.If the blower motor fails, the demister will cease to ...

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Why do my tail lights go out when I hit the brakes?

Left and right blinkers work as do running lights, however when the brakes are applied on the vehicle the tail lights go out.If all ground connections are not making good contact to bare metal, when the brake pedal is pressed and the tail lights are on, the increased amperage draw will make this ...

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Why does my temperature gauge not work?

Of course, the most common reason for an unusual reading on your car's temperature gauge is a problem with engine temperature.However, there are other reasons, for example: A bad temperature sending unit (the second most common reason) A problem in the temperature gauge's electrical circuit.

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Why does my remote start not work?

Any good remote car starter should have some form of valet mode.Look on the back of your remote for the proper buttons to press to enter and exit valet mode (Usually Lock+Trunk).When you press these buttons, the parking lights should flash two times.Press the Start button, and your car should be ...

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Why do your blinkers not work when your brake lights do work?

probley your fuse on your car/truck is blown to check step one : you find your fuse box. step two: you find the blinker fuse. step 3: pull it out look in it and if you see a crack in the bar across the fuse the fuse is blown. hope this helps

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Why is my 1993 Chevrolet pickup radio lighting up but won't play and controls do not work?

This is a common problem in Chevrolet pickups. You will have to buy another radio or possibly have that one repaired.

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Why does your brake lights not work when the running lights do on your 1991 ford f-150?

brakes and running lights have separate fuses. check the fusethen check the brake light switch under the dash

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Why does my dash light do not work on 1991 Plymouth sundance?

If the dash light on a 1991 Plymouth Sundance does not work, this may be because it is grounded. Another reason may be busted fuse.

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Why does only left side brake light work?

Right side bulb might be blown.

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Why does the Parking brake on 1993 ranger not work?

Light bulb could be out. Just about every warning light (parking brake on, check engine, etc) have their own little bulbs. Take off the front dash panel (snaps in and out. only bolts are on either side of the opened ash tray). Take out the screws holding the cluster in and reach around and take o...

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Why would the tail lights and dash lights not work on a 1992 Honda Prelude with an H22A4 swap if all the other lights work including the brake light?

Have you checked the fuses? Different circuits have different fuses. It may be your wiring harness, but check the fuses first.

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Why would my high beams work but not my low beams?

If the headlight relay or module do not receive voltage when the headlight switch is turned on, a bad switch is your problem.If your headlights work on low beam, but you have no high beam, or they work on high beam but there is no low beam, the most likely cause is a bad dimmer switch.

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Why does my heat not work in my car?

Ken Mattson, owner of Len's Automotive in Bellevue, Wash., says a car heater can stop working for a number of reasons, including: A low antifreeze/water level in the radiator due to a leak in the cooling system.A bad thermostat that isn't allowing the engine to properly warm up.

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When i turn on my headlights my tail lights do not come on in my 2007 Dodge Charger why?

First check the bulbs then check the fuses.

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Why does my AC not work in my car?

The most common causes of broken air conditioning are leaks or compressor issues.If your air is blowing cool but not cold, the problem could be a clogged filter, cooling fan problem or radiator trouble.

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Why does your anti-lock brake light not go off?

There is a problem with the ABS. This is a repair for a professional.

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Why wont my tag light and tail lights work when the fuses are good ford f-150 4.6?

Check bulbs, check grounds, check wiring harness for damage.Maybe bad bulbs, maybe bad light assemblies, maybe a broken or shorted wire somewhere in the circuit, possibly a bad ground.

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Why won't car start but lights work?

Because your car runs on gas but your lites run on a battery.

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Why would the brake warning light come on intermittently but not stay on continuously?

Could be low on brake fluid. This is a sign that the brakes need attention.

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Why does my key fob lock but not unlock?

If it unlocks the door, the problem may be a weak battery in the key fob, or a problem in the keyless entry antenna or wiring.The key fob itself could be defective or have a bad unlock button.Try the lock button, trunk release button or panic button.If the other buttons work, the problem is a bad...

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Why does my starter spin but not engage?

Starter spins but doesn't engage.Clicking sound : you hear it spinning with a click sound before it starts spinning.No grinding sound.The mechanism to engage the flywheel is faulty, probably it is seized, or battery doesn't have enough power to make the solenoid fully pull the mechanism (check ba...

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Why does my car go in reverse but not drive?

The car will reverse but not go forward because of worn out solenoids, clutches, or gears.Transmission is likely to be the root cause.Transmission Fluid – Low level of fluid is a potential reason for making the car moving to reverse only.Check the level when the engine is hot and the vehicle runs...

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What does it mean if my check engine light does not work in my 1996 caravan?

Basically it means that the bulb needs replacing.

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Why won't my brake lights work on my 98 Chrysler cirrus?

Could be any of a number of reasons !... Faulty bulb, broken wire, dirty contact....

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Why does my car start but not stay running?

This issue could be caused by an insufficient amount of fuel reaching the combustion chamber.For fuel issues, start by checking the fuel pressure.With too much air in the engine after the MAF sensor, the engine runs so lean it can't properly combust the fuel air mixture, and it stops operation.

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Why will my brake lights in my 1995 Nissan altima not go off?

the switch under the dash on the brake pedal is stuck, give it some wd40 and work it a few times, if that does not help it may need to be replaced. In addition to the excellent answer above, the switch may just need adjusting. Your vehicle may also be equipped with a pressure switch mounted on or...

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Why do Low beams on VW Beetle not light up but high beams work?

Check the bulbs and then the multifunction switch (headlight switch)

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Why does my car rev high but not accelerate?

No, a clogged fuel filter would not explain an engine that is revving at high RPMs without the car moving at an appropriate speed.The most likely explanation would be a failing transmission if it is of the automatic variety, or a slipping clutch if it has a manual transmission.

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Brake lights dont work Not the brake light- switch- fuse or bulbs?

Yes check all of those, if not any of those you might have a broken wire.

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Why do your headlights work but your parking and dash lights do not?

Probably a fuse that has expired, change it.

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Why don't my park lights on my Toyota 1998 hilux not work and the others do?

Assuming the bulbs are good, check the fuses.

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Why is my brake light on after changing my brakes?

Low brake fluid/Worn brake pads Roberson says in most cases, a brake warning light indicates low brake fluid, which is often a result of worn brake pads.“As the pad wears, the brake caliper piston extends further to keep the pad in contact with the rotor,” he says.No fluid, no brakes.

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Why does my 92 Corvette parking brake light stay on?

Check the level of brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir. If it is low that will illuminate the brake light also. If it is low on brake fluid it's time to have the brakes serviced.

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What would cause the third brake light not to work but the other brake lights do in a 1994 s10 pickup?

a blown bulb or loose wire.

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VW 2001 Golf Brake lights do not work fuses ok?

The brake switch at the brake pedal is faulty, there have been recalls over this issue with post 1999 Golfs, Jettas, Beetle, etc. You can google it. It will need to be replaced. Or you can repair it yourself: go here for instructions:http://www.geocities.com/jason_ettorre/VWBLS/BLS.htmJody

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What would cause brake lights not to work?

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 t...

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Why does my emergency brake light come on randomly?

If it remains lit after the parking brake is released or if it turns on and off intermittently while you're driving, it means you need to add brake fluid.If you check the fluid, add as needed and the light still doesn't turn off, you'll need to have the brake system inspected.

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My brakes are not fully working and a red warning light and parking brake light is on why is it still on when the emergency brake is fully released?

Because the e brake is hooked into your braking system and that system has a problem.

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Why does my brake light switch keep burning out?

Bad Brake Light Switch When the brake pedal gets pushed, a switch is triggered to send a signal to the lights out back that it's time to turn on.Analog switches wear out over time, and they can get dirty, too, which interferes with their ability to make positive contact and transmit the right si...

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Why does my emergency brake light came on while driving?

If it stays on, it means one of several things: It may mean that the parking brake is engaged.Check the brake and release it (with your foot on the brake pedal).If the brake light comes on while you're driving, it indicates that either the system is low on brake fluid, or there is a malfunction w...

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Why the head and brakes lights are not working on 98 Camry?

2 separate circuits Check fuses Check bulbs Check stoplight switch Do tailights and dash lights work? Maybe switch

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