Brake Light Bulb Issue?


Asked by Jun 03, 2015 at 06:53 PM about the 2002 Ford Mustang Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

On my 2002 Mustang, all three bulbs light up on the tail light when I turn on the lights, but only the outer two bulbs get brighter when I press the brake or turn on the turn signal. This happens on both left and right tail lights. Is this normal, or is there a problem? If there's a problem, any idea how to fix it?

3 Answers

I had a post up but I think I may have been wrong. Tail lamp, brakelamp, turn lamp Bulb 3157K. When I did a search for brake lights this came up, these are 'smoked' but the thing is it shows all three for brake lights, then the 3rd, High mount stop-light. I need to defer to somebody that knows more, or has one. If the tail-end of your car looks like this

Page 75

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Then a brake light looks like this and all 3 sockets use same bulb.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

CarGurus has 38,263 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $1,995.


Ford Mustang Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
  • #3
    Bob Beaman
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
252 Great Deals out of 29,972 listings starting at $4,980
Used Chevrolet Corvette
93 Great Deals out of 15,649 listings starting at $4,500
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
7 Great Deals out of 249 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford F-150
2,486 Great Deals out of 219,880 listings starting at $1,222
Used BMW 3 Series
899 Great Deals out of 32,864 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,171 Great Deals out of 149,980 listings starting at $1,499
Used Nissan 350Z
32 Great Deals out of 1,015 listings starting at $3,950
Used Jeep Wrangler
304 Great Deals out of 19,982 listings starting at $2,900
Used BMW M3
19 Great Deals out of 1,727 listings starting at $5,495

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Mustang For Sale
15,533 listings starting at $19,999
2017 Ford Mustang For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 7,323 listings starting at $15,657
2016 Ford Mustang For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 2,244 listings starting at $12,391
2015 Ford Mustang For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 2,177 listings starting at $12,000
2014 Ford Mustang For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 1,871 listings starting at $8,995

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.