You could have a bad wire going to the socket. You can test the connection with a voltmeter. If you are unsure of where to connect the voltmeter try it on the good side first when someone is applying the brakes to see how to connect the meter. Then try the bad side and if you can't get a reading you have a wire or connection problem on the bad side.
The taillight bulb has two filaments One is used for the normal tail light and the other filament is used when you step on the brake. When you step on the break both filaments are on at the same time to give the extra brightness. Take the bulb out and check the continuity of both filaments to make sure that they not burned out.
I had a problem shifting my suburban out of park. It ended up being the brake switch, it tells the transmission that you are pushing down the brake.
Brake rotors or drums need to be machined or replaced. If it causes steering wheel shaking, check front brakes. If happens when applying parking brake look to rear brake problem.
My son had the same problem on his 1995 Monte Carlo. The brake light in rear window worked , as did the tail lights and emergency flasher but no brake lights came on when pushing the brake pedal. Anyway , the problem was in the turn signal switch. This involved taking the steering wheel and column apart , taking the airbag out ( careully ) and it was more than I wanted to handle. The mechanic charged 227.00 including part and labor. .
A lot of car radios have a seek or scan button which you use to find a good station. When you've found a good station, you hit the scan button again, or another button, to stop the scanning. If you can't stop it from scanning, or it scans on its own, then you have a problem with the radio. As brake pads wear out, it takes more fluid thus more pedal travel to get them to make contact with the brake drums or rotors. It could also be a problem with low brake fluid, self adjusters not working on drum brakes, master cylinder cups worn, and air in the system. Repair it asap - as you have no room to spare.
I just had this same problem with my 1998 VW Jetta. My parking brake light came on one day, but only half illuminated. Shortly after my windshield wipers and headlights stopped working. My radio works but the fans don't work either. I just found a thread which seems to point the problem at the ignition switch: http://car.justanswer.com/volkswagen/6uht-1998-volkswagen-jetta-headlights
my passenger side rear brake light recently stopped working, how do i get the fuse box out from under the dash to check the fuses?
i have a 1992 F-150 all of my lights work but my rear passenger side brake lite and signal do not i have changed bulbs and checked all my fuses and wires what do i do?
my lights are not working when i changed the pads on my peutgeo partner van
your car wiring is screwed up get someone to check on the brake wiring.
I had the same problem with mine, changed the plug in the bumper, started working again.
Are you getting power to/through the switch? Sockets grounded? Open wire to the sockets?
Check the brake light bulbs, Check the brake light fuse, Check the brake light switch, In that order.
If it is just ( 1 ) lower brake light that is not working it is probably the bulb
It means there is brake problem somewhere, maybe the back brakes.
might be air in your brake fluid or contaminated fluid try changing it and bleed it to get all air out
check high mount brake wiring from trunk...
I had this same problem. If the bulbs and the fuses are good its most likely the brake switch. Its a plunger like switch on the brake pedal. Its usually the only thing on the brake pedal. Its pretty easy and cheap to change. I would start there.