no brake lights on my dodge dakota 2004 6cyl. I have checked all fuses and bulbs and replaced brake light switch from pedal still no brake lights please help.

Asked by Jun 07, 2010 at 09:14 PM about the 2004 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

40

Hi there. if u see the brake switch there will be 2 wires. 1 wire is pure color and other will contain any other color with it. e.g if 1 is pure green other will be green white. take a test lamp attach it with green wire, if test lamp turns on then it means that the current from fuse box to brake switch is o.k. here u must check the back wiring grip whether it may contain any carbon or wire would braked some where, problem is there.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
705

Yes power into one side of brake light switch. This is a normally open switch which closes when the brake pedal is depressed. There is sometimes a separate switch that is normally closed, and allows power through until the brake pedal is depressed. This is usually part of a locking torque converter system, cruise control, and similar. Here is where it can get tricky: many vehicles use the same bulb for rear turn signals and brake lights. In these cases, power to the brake lights is routed through the turn signal switch. If you don't have a schematic, you'll need to remove the lower dash panel(s) and manually follow the wires from the brake light switch. Whichever component gets the buck and doesn't pass it when commanded to do so is the culprit.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Dodge Dakota Experts

  • #1
    banana
    Reputation
    1,080
  • #2
    Samantha Brown
    Reputation
    1,070
  • #3
    Snidely
    Reputation
    960
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
411 Great Deals out of 11,096 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
3,302 Great Deals out of 224,487 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Colorado
344 Great Deals out of 38,619 listings starting at $1,595
Used Toyota Tacoma
722 Great Deals out of 45,870 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,746 Great Deals out of 175,328 listings starting at $955
Used Ford Ranger
197 Great Deals out of 5,574 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Frontier
477 Great Deals out of 24,171 listings starting at $1,800
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,228 Great Deals out of 64,898 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet S-10
13 Great Deals out of 1,202 listings starting at $1,600
Used GMC Canyon
149 Great Deals out of 13,908 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Durango
391 Great Deals out of 24,349 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
704 Great Deals out of 34,374 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 2500
150 Great Deals out of 5,465 listings starting at $2,661

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 154 listings starting at $4,499
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
78 listings starting at $6,980
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 290 listings starting at $1,990
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 336 listings starting at $3,900
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 522 listings starting at $1,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.