2003 kia sorento back right light goes out when brakes are used

Asked by May 13, 2013 at 05:41 PM about the 2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I have lights on kia sorento and apply brakes the back right light goes out.  What would cause this?   Lights work fine,  when lights are off and brakes applied works fine.  only when lights are on and brakes applied does the right back light go out.

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"go out" whaddya mean, filament is burnt? the connection heats up and contact is lost? go out to lunch..?

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Sounds like a ground issue. Ensure the ground is good on the brake lights and backup lights.

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ok operator_13, goes off, turns off, burns out. which ever term you want to use, LoL I just need an answer as to what would be causing this issue? EdS2K How do I check for the ground Issue?

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Sorento has ground wire issue that caused our rear lights to keep going out. Dealer replaced grounding wire for free. No more issues.

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