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AutoMD ... 10/4/2012

2001 Kia Optima LX 4 Cyl 2.40L


Why won't my brake lights turn on?

Checked bulbs, fuses, brake light switch and still can't figure out the problem.

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HouseCallAuto 10/4/2012

Cannot assume that you checked it correctly. At the brake light switch there is two wires, an orange and the other is a blue. The orange has to have battery voltage at all times, the blue has battery voltage when the brake pedal is depressed. If the orange has no battery voltage, check the 15 amp fuse labeled STOP LP located in the interior fuse panel. Confirm the details so I can continue if needed.

felplay auto repair.

do you have voltage at the bulbs? get a wiring diagram and check which fuse is for the brake light, use a voltmeter to find out where is the problem..can be a missing fuse..


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