I recently changed a headlight. Just discovered both my rear brake lights not working. I am wondering if there is a connection or if it is a separate issue.
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox Question: Brake light issue
Answer #1pushrod December 09, 2012, 22:59Master
Not related, does the high mount brake light work? If not check fuses then brake light switch.
If it does work check both bulbs, could be shot. Lastly it could be the signal light switch.
But not likely on a 2009.
Replyjosephus45, December 09, 2012, 23:15Rookie
High mount brake light works.
I asked about headlight because I was wondering if I could have tripped/disconnected one of the other harness wires, braking the circuit that could be causing the no rear brake lights, outside of high mount.
Is the brake light switch something I can test and replace at home?
Replygoodguy, December 10, 2012, 01:45Master
I would check the bulbs first and go from there
Replyjosephus45, December 10, 2012, 05:47Rookie
Unreal - both bulbs dead. never saw anything like it. Thanks for your help.
Replyyour.mechanic, December 10, 2012, 09:43Master
Headlights and brake lights have seperate circuits...You experienced both brake lights burnt out this time because when one of them burnt...you did not notice that and it allowed more amperage to the other bulb...burning that one faster...once that one burned also...your third brake light took in more amperage than it has to...I would change all three brake light bulbs now.
Replyjosephus45, December 10, 2012, 09:48Rookie
interesting - thank you.
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (14568 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper December 10, 2012, 06:44Master
no connection based on the year most likely bulbs or brk light switch