park,tail,and dash lights don't work 2002 kia spectra

Asked by May 19, 2012 at 05:03 PM about the 2002 Kia Spectra Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

checked fuses

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did you check the fuses under the hood

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Hand brake was not staying down, and by pushing down on hand brake the "hand brake dash" light would go off and the park/tail lights would come on (great!). There must be a switch that detects that the hand brake is down. I will check why the hand brake does not stay down. Probable because a spring is out of place or something is pressing agaist the hand brake upwards. I think what is happening here is the DRL (Daytime Running Light) module is getting a "hand brake" on signal ( Apparently for Canadian models...lucky us ).

My problem was solved by replacing a worn grommet that kept the rear and tail lights on. Not a fuse or switch. Once new grommet was put in, lights went off. This should be in the driver's manual. I had to replace my battery.

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