Newzpix SubUrban Warrior. Newzpix, Jan 25, 2010 #1. 1100GS Tail light not working but brake light does. 2005 Titan trailer tail lights are not working. The tail light on the right side of my slide in camper works, but the brake light and turn signal do not work. When I turn on the lights the headlights and the drivers side tail light illuminate - passenger side tail light does not. So I am having an issue with my brake lights. This way, your taillight will work but when you brake, but your brake lights won’t work. Normally for a setup with 3 lights the brake lights are used for the night lights and when you hit the brake when they're on they just get brighter. My car has an automatic transmission. I have an odd problem, my ridgeline has worked fine for years and now my drivers side brake light quit working. The brake and tail lights system in many cars is a simple wiring system. Brake lights and signal lights work but tail lights were not on. so i fixed that one where they had it spliced, so then for some reason the other didnt work...bare with me.... i disconnected that splice reconnected it THEN neither one of em worked AND my taillight doesnt work anymore. Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. Brake light not working. Lamps can use a single bulb with multiple filaments where one is for the tail light and a brighter on is for the brake light. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. some one said that the tail like is a self grounding light, that it grounds through the mount to the frame. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. also, there has been work done on the turnsignals before because one of them wasnt working. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Newzpix, Jan 25, 2010. This is explained next. If they are working, you can replace your tail light covers. I unplugged the front brake light switch and covered the connector to prevent shorting until I could get a replacement. If the brake light stays on all the time, one of these is likely your problem. but this light i just got only has 2 wires coming out of the back a red and black one. I checked my fuses and my bulbs in the light and nothing is burnt out. So, if your tail lights are not working, you need to check if your bulb is okay. Yesterday I notices that my cruise control was no longer working which I assumed to be a fuse. The trailer frame is going to provide the best ground location. EDIT: I have a TRD spoiler on the car, and I THINK it also has a night time light, and it also went out. If all 3 of these items are working, your fuse there is indeed good. I will check and see if the bulbs are double filament and if I see any chucks bouncing around inside there, :) also, I was looking at that thread earlier today! My brake light DOES turn on, just not this light, I'll be inspecting the ground wires tomorrow. When I brake the taillight's dont get brighter. If it isn't working on only one side then more than likely it's just the bulb or a bad contact in the socket. If it's the same bulb why the hell is it turning on one time, and not turning on the next? If you have no Tail Light, it is usually 1 of 2 items, either the 10amp fuse is blown, or the filament on the tail light/brake light bulb is burned out. I own a 1994 Honda Prelude SI (auto). I can't figure out how to get to the tail light bulb to check the filaments so if anyone can answer that mystery I would appreciate it. It's possible to coincidentally burn-out the brighter filament on both bulbs while the dimmer ones lets the brake lights work but more likely there's a problem with the tail light circuit. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. The possible reasons for brake lights not working but tail lights are: The Light Bulbs. Don't they use the same bulb? As a result, you will have your brake lights working, and your tail lights not working. 2. I have brakes and turns work fine. now i have brake light but no tail light. My dash and tail lights will not go on. While the brake light switch is connected to the brake pedal which comes on when the pedal is pressed. Tail light not working. Any advice? i just got a tail light from tc bros, they said it was a running/brake light. Check that first. I figured the bulb was burned out and it would be a big deal so I had been putting off fixing it for awhile. Damaged or disrupted wiring can cause tail lights not to work, but brake lights are. Yeah, thats precisely what I'm saying. The brake light does not turn on. My car has 105 miles. I had called an auto shop and they said that the bulb is a double filament bulb and its likely that one of the filaments just burned out and i would have to get the bulb replaced. When I step on the brake the passenger side and center brake lights come on, but the drivers side does not. They do turn on fine when I turn the lights on but just doesnt get brighter when I brake. This is my first motorcycle, and I am learning all of this on my own. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. The instrument panel lights are the lights that light up the odometer and the rest of the driver's display, right? When the driver hits the brake, he slows down or stops the vehicle and, at the same time, activates a switch that lights up the brake light. 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). I noticed a few weeks ago that I had a brake light out. So my night time lights don't work anymore, but my brake lights do. Jump to Latest ... out of the tail light so i got the light updated to the ten light to replace it. Your IP: 188.166.179.135 and how is it that BOTH of them went out at the same time? I asked the guys I usually ride with if they remember me having/not having a brake light...and none can remember. You may receive a ticket or citation from the … Lamps can use a single bulb with multiple filaments where one is for the tail light and a brighter on is for the brake light. When I press the brake my dashboard lights go on. the main connector between the brake light switch and the tail lights is … When I release the brake … Nor does my tail light on my spoiler turns on either. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. ... Be sure you check that the ground connections for the trailer connector and each tail light are mounted on a good clean ground location. ... A forum community dedicated to Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle owners and enthusiasts. When the tail lights fail or do not function properly the car becomes a danger or hazard to self and others on the road. Why is it that the night time lights dont work, but the brake lights do? the tail light does but it doesnt get brighter. Tail lights and dashboard lights not workingbut brake lights work [ 4 Answers ] I have a 95 ponitac bonneville, when I pull the switch to turn it on, the headlights only go on. That makes me think something like a fuse or wiring is the culprit. If all you want to do is test if it's the switch or not, short the two wires going to the switch and the brake light should illuminate. When I checked it, it was fine. On some cars the tail lights are on the same circuit as the instrument panel lights. ? All other lights still works, headlight, front turn signals, brake light. Dislocated or Damaged Wiring. One of them should light up as it is the tail light. I tried replacing the bulb already and that didn't solve the issue. I checked the tail light itself and there are only three bulbs in there, one for the turn signal, one for the reverse signal and one for the brake. • If that doesn't work, find a motorcycle junkyard and grab a used one. Locate the control panel inside your vehicle. does the high mounted brake light work? And together with the brake light, the tail light is lit as well. The brake lights are fused, most use a 10A fuse. Press J to jump to the feed. The brake light will light up when brake lever is pulled, but not the running tail light. The two lightings use different wiring as each bulb … If you go back and look at the fuse panel and cover picture I posted, you will see that the Brake is also joined by Turn & Horn. When applying the front brakes only, the brake light does not light up . It's possible to coincidentally burn-out the brighter filament on both bulbs while the dimmer ones lets the brake lights work but more likely there's a problem with the tail light circuit. If you are still having problems, a new fuse might be the answer. All would help. The other terminal is for the brake light. Joined: Apr 8, 2005 Oddometer: 228 Location: Alexandria, Va. My '99 GS tail light has stopped working -- but the brake light works as it should. The tail lights and brake lights on my 07 fatboy aren't working. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. Coming home from church last night, I noticed that my tail lights were not on. I checked the fuses they are all good. The "parking" lights do however work on the driver side. Turns out the front brake light switch was shorted. This houses all your fuses. Had to use my flashers to get home safely. I've replaced the bulbs just incase, and that seems to not be the problem. Replace the Fuse. Most every Kawasaki (and a few Suzukis) since the early 80's has used the same switch. my brake light doesnt work. Lights up when i brake, completely off when i'm not. At the end of last year i hade someone hook up a heated shield could this be the problem? He also said it could be a wiring issue since it's an old car. If not, you've got a wiring problem somewhere between the pressure switch and the tail light assembly or … You can notice it a lot if you look for it on other cars while driving. Cloudflare Ray ID: 60d482d7fcc819bd With the switch on, get someone to operate either or both of the brakes. The tail light is on as soon as I turn the key to on, but nothing changes when i apply the front or rear brakes. If the bulb used in the brake light has gone faulty, it will not work when you depress the brakes. with the 12 volt converter. So right now to get your night time tails to come on while driving you'd have to ride the brakes? I would think if there was never a brake light, one of them would've noticed on the 3 hr ride leading up to the accident...but then again, I … motorcycle tail light not working only brake light, rewired rear tail light wont turn on on motorcycle, universal motorcycle led tail light constant and brake issues, universal tail light wont flash with brakes on, victory cross country brake light but no tail light, It should light the test light. Honestly, I'm not sure on the brake light. the brake switch has 2 contacts one for the high mount (LT BLUE/BLACK) and one for the tail brake lights. Are they out too? The rear brake light switch still functioned normally. Hi there - any tips much appreciated 1998 CRV - passenger side tail light does not work. Victory Motorcycle Forum. Alright, thank you! Well when riding last night afterward, I noticed my tail light is no longer working. We serve as Reddit's central hub for vehicle-related discussion including industry news, reviews, projects, videos, DIY guides, advice, stories, and more. I have a TRD Wing on the back too but I can't remember if it also has a night time light too, but it's the same case. The tail/brake light wire is LIGHT BLUE. Changing the bulb with one that is known to work did not solve the problem. In this video, I wanted to take the time to go over a SUPER EASY adjustment that is missed so often on the bikes I wrench on. • /r/Cars is the largest automotive enthusiast community on the Internet. Then I opened the headlight bucket and pulled the front brake light switch wire and the tail light immediately dimmed. Therefore, the taillights bulb can get burnt while the brake lights are not. The typical issue with the brake light switch after someone has done work involving the removal or installation of the master cylinder and/or switch housing is the phuggin up of the switch plunger or the spacer not being in its proper place. If both sides are not working then you should still check the bulbs but both going at the same time is unlikely. Find the one that is labeled "tail lights," and remove it from it's area. Tail light not working - posted in MXZ / Legend / Summit / Grand Touring / Formula : my brake light and tail light are not working on my 99 mxz670ho i replaced the bulb but still nothing. When the rear brake light does not activate, we tend to think it’s the bulb, and sometimes that is not the case. Blown out light bulbs are the most common reason for why the brake lights not working but the tail lights are. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. 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