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    no brake light 98 lumina?

    Hi all, i have no brake lights on my 98 lumina , got turn singals and running lights, backup lights but no brake lights, Ideas???
    bulbs and wireing look good, hell it looks like there the original bulbs

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    Re: no brake light 98 lumina?

    Check your brake light switch.
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    Re: no brake light 98 lumina?

    ok will do, not i checked the brakes again and my 3rd brake light works , but not the lower 2???
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    Re: no brake light 98 lumina?

    Could be a bad ground in the brake light harness.

    Maybe someone can find a diagram and post it up?
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    Re: no brake light 98 lumina?

    hope thats all it is,
    oh yeah tryed em just now and they work
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    Re: no brake light 98 lumina?

    i just did a light check, tried the turnsignals ect and when you move the turn signals the brake lights cutout what the hell is up with that?
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    Re: no brake light 98 lumina?

    GUYS!!!!! give him the correct answer!!!!


    IT is a bad turn signal switch. IMO It could be dismantled, contacts cleaned/ bent to retension, re-lubricated, and reinstalled.

    if that is beyond your abilities... get a new switch.


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    Re: no brake light 98 lumina?

    3rd brake light lighting up and not the lower 2 = bad signal switch

    http://tss.likeabigdog.com for your disassembly instructions.

    Thank you, drive through...


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    Re: no brake light 98 lumina?

    Thank you for the info. I have seen probly 30 1.5 gen w-bodys, and full size GM vans with this problem. Now I know how to tell em to fix it on the W-body, is it the same problem on the full size GM vans.
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    Re: no brake light 98 lumina?

    Yeah, stupid fucking TSS. But, at least I can pull forward on it to make the lights go on

    The part is about 52$ at the local autozone here, you just need to be careful if you replace it (Airbag).

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    Re: no brake light 98 lumina?

    I have the same problem with the Regal. It's the turn signal switch alright. It's 60 at the dealership.

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    Re: no brake light 98 lumina?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianRegal
    I have the same problem with the Regal. It's the turn signal switch alright. It's 60 at the dealership.
    Follow my instructions. Most of the pics are from my old Regal, so you'll feel right at home.

    http://tss.likeabigdog.com

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    Re: no brake light 98 lumina?

    well i got the switch replaced today, but the new one is crap, so looks like i'm still screwed till the shop, can replace the bad one on monday...

    at least i have brake lights know, but they still go out whey you use the left turn signals, damn after all of this man this car is starting to bug me

    thanks for the info DiscoStudd , very helpfull,btw what happened to the gm service info site did the change the address becasus its been dow know for at least a weeks

    http://65.175.136.163:9001/servlets/Home (dosent work)
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