Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Lighting

Notices

brake lights out

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #1
legend3433 [OP] legend3433 is offline
Junior Member
legend3433 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Apr 2013, #101171
Location: Tacoma, Wa
Gender: Male
Posts: 6
legend3433's Tacoma Gallery
brake lights out

So about 6 months ago my brake light just stopped working. The reverse lights & blinker lights still work. Its not the light bulb because I've changed them and nothing happened. About 5-6 years ago I had a stereo installed, that's the only cause I can think of.
Just wondering if anyone had any ideas and what I might be able to do to fix them......hopefully I can do it myself, if not it seems like it would be an expensive fix. Any advise would help...thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
Junior Member
mdep03 is just really nicemdep03 is just really nicemdep03 is just really nicemdep03 is just really nicemdep03 is just really nice
Joined: Nov 2012, #90865
Location: New Jersey
Gender: Male
Posts: 19
mdep03's Tacoma Gallery
I don't know but I have the same problem but it's only the reverse lights that don't light up when in reverse. Do you have a trailer harness or wiring for a cap? Maybe a loose ground? Thats what I tried so far
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
legend3433 [OP] legend3433 is offline
Junior Member
legend3433 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Apr 2013, #101171
Location: Tacoma, Wa
Gender: Male
Posts: 6
legend3433's Tacoma Gallery
I do have a trailer harness. I don't believe I have wiring for a cap. The trailer harness was already on the truck when I bought it new in 07. Where do you check for a loose ground?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 09:01 AM   #4
Look away, I'm hideous!
joneill03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjoneill03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjoneill03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjoneill03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjoneill03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjoneill03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjoneill03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjoneill03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjoneill03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjoneill03 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjoneill03 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
joneill03's Avatar
Name: Johnny-5
Joined: Oct 2009, #24912
Location: Chantilly, VA
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,351
joneill03's Tacoma Gallery
have you checked the fuse?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 09:48 AM   #5
Senior Member
Ronn is a splendid one to beholdRonn is a splendid one to beholdRonn is a splendid one to beholdRonn is a splendid one to beholdRonn is a splendid one to beholdRonn is a splendid one to behold
Name: Ron
Joined: Oct 2010, #44253
Location: Northern Ontario
Gender: Male
Posts: 193
Ronn's Tacoma Gallery
Remove the tail light, make sure light socket is clean, have a buddy press brakes, test socket with multimeter. No power? then follow wires from that brake light making sure they are not damaged. No damage? check and see if the trailer harness is hooked up to them. If it is, check connection. If it's not soldered, take it apart, solder it, shrink wrap and electrical tape. If on the wires there is green/white corrosion, cut affected areas out and solder. Hope this helps.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 09:14 PM   #6
Junior Member
boal12 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2008, #7128
Location: Devine, TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 4
boal12's Tacoma Gallery
Have you checked your brake light switch? It's located under your brake pedal. Unplug the small wiring harness that goes into it. It a blue plug with four wires that is plugged into a white switch. After removing the blue wiring harness give the white switch half a turn and pull down. That is your break switch you can either replace it or take it apart and clean the contacts as I did.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: aftermarket Tail lights, 3rd Brake light, and Signal lights eagle5521 1st Gen Tacoma Marketplace 10 05-27-2011 06:03 PM
Brake lights come one when parking lights are turned on tonyjoe2 Technical Chat 1 09-12-2010 09:03 AM
Brake lights come on when parking lights are turned on. tonyjoe2 Technical Chat 1 09-11-2010 07:28 PM
Need Help!! brake lights... Taco Tanner 1st Gen. Tacomas 0 04-14-2010 10:04 AM
Brake Lights Always on? dcmehlhoff Technical Chat 10 03-14-2010 04:10 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.