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Proshop Automotive

1441 N La Cadena Dr
Colton, CA 92324

Driving at night or on dark cloudy days with either brake lights or tail lights not working is dangerous for you and other drivers. Many drivers just jump into their cars and don’t think about whether or not their brake lights or tail lights are working. Especially during these dark winter days, make it a habit to walk around your car every few days to check that all your lights are working properly. These inspections should include not only your brake lights, but your headlights, turn signals, fog lights, back-up lights, and tail lights. If you notice a dark light, schedule a visit to your auto shop to determine if the problem is more than a burned-out bulb. Some form of auto electrical repair may be necessary.

Lights seem simple, but several things can go wrong. When a light doesn’t work, it is usually because of one or more of the four issues below:

  • Burnt-out bulbs. This is the most common problem that occurs most frequently. Every time a driver steps on the brake pedal, the bulb is illuminated the entire time. Also, consider that today’s vehicles are equipped with day-running lights that are on continuously. Newer vehicles now have LED lights that last much longer, but older vehicles still use bulbs that need to be actually popped out and replaced.
  • Bad Brake Light Switch. When the brake pedal gets pushed, a switch is triggered to send a signal that it’s time to turn on. Analog switches wear out and get dirty over time. This interferes with their ability to make positive contact and transmit the right signal. If all of the brake lights are out at the same time, it is likely caused by a bad brake light switch.
  • Blown out fuse. If the bulbs are good and the light switch is good, the next thing to check is a blown-out fuse. If you are unable to replace the fuse yourself, ask your auto mechanic for help. Replacing a fuse is fairly simple and inexpensive.
  • Wiring Issues. Finally, after ruling out any of the issues above, check the wiring in the light socket itself. It may have become dirty and corroded, or worn to the point where it’s only making the intermittent connection. Your mechanic can easily replace the light socket.

If you notice any of the problems above, your mechanic can easily diagnose the problem and perform the right auto electrical repair issue quickly and fairly inexpensively.

Wondering what would cause brake lights not to work? Contact the ASE-certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for more information about auto electrical repair issues and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Wondering what would cause brake lights not to work? For help with auto electrical repair issues, schedule an inspection of your vehicle at Proshop Automotive.

Driving at night or on dark cloudy days with either brake lights or tail lights not working is dangerous for you and other drivers. Many drivers just jump into their cars and don’t think about whether or not their brake lights or tail lights are working. Especially during these dark winter days, make it a habit to walk around your car every few days to check that all your lights are working properly. These inspections should include not only your brake lights, but your headlights, turn signals, fog lights, back-up lights, and tail lights. If you notice a dark light, schedule a visit to your auto shop to determine if the problem is more than a burned-out bulb. Some form of auto electrical repair may be necessary.

Lights seem simple, but several things can go wrong. When a light doesn’t work, it is usually because of one or more of the four issues below:

  • Burnt-out bulbs. This is the most common problem that occurs most frequently. Every time a driver steps on the brake pedal, the bulb is illuminated the entire time. Also, consider that today’s vehicles are equipped with day-running lights that are on continuously. Newer vehicles now have LED lights that last much longer, but older vehicles still use bulbs that need to be actually popped out and replaced.
  • Bad Brake Light Switch. When the brake pedal gets pushed, a switch is triggered to send a signal that it’s time to turn on. Analog switches wear out and get dirty over time. This interferes with their ability to make positive contact and transmit the right signal. If all of the brake lights are out at the same time, it is likely caused by a bad brake light switch.
  • Blown out fuse. If the bulbs are good and the light switch is good, the next thing to check is a blown-out fuse. If you are unable to replace the fuse yourself, ask your auto mechanic for help. Replacing a fuse is fairly simple and inexpensive.
  • Wiring Issues. Finally, after ruling out any of the issues above, check the wiring in the light socket itself. It may have become dirty and corroded, or worn to the point where it’s only making the intermittent connection. Your mechanic can easily replace the light socket.

If you notice any of the problems above, your mechanic can easily diagnose the problem and perform the right auto electrical repair issue quickly and fairly inexpensively.

Wondering what would cause brake lights not to work? Contact the ASE-certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for more information about auto electrical repair issues and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Esteban Gonzalez
Proshop AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Colton, CA

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1441 N La Cadena Dr, Colton, CA 92324909-777-9000service@proshopautomotive.net
Mon:08:00am - 05:00pm
Tue:08:00am - 05:00pm
Wed:08:00am - 05:00pm
Thu:08:00am - 05:00pm
Fri:08:00am - 05:00pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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