How to fix the back break light on driver side

Asked by Jul 09, 2017 at 03:39 AM about the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I got my car in for an oil change and
everything on the car works fine, including
the tail lights. My one back break light
doesn't work and it's not the bulb because
the people replaced it but it still didn't
work. The people said it could of been a
shortage wire issue. The blinkers and the
other break light works, it's just the one
break light. How would I get this fixed?

2 Answers

3,605

one wire feeds both brake lights so the problem could be the socket or somewhere between the two brake lights , the bulb needs a good ground as well as power to work , a multi tester would help trace the problem

5,365

Also double check the type of bulb your shop used to make sure it is correct. Some bulbs look very similar and they may have installed an incorrect one. If you don't know what type to use, go to your local auto parts store and have them look up the bulb type. Then compare what they tell you to what type was installed.

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