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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Tail Brake Light Issue...

For as long as I've had my '06 Cobalt, the 3rd brake light hasn't worked properly. When I brake, all three brake lights go on, but once my foot is off the brake, the left/right brake lights go out while the tail light stays on. At one point I found out that the light stays on even after the car had been shut off for 8 hours. Playing around a little I found that I could lift up the brake pedal slightly to make the light go out but that hasn't stopped it from happening again and again.

Now I just disconnect the tail light, but I have had garages look at it, in which case they've had no idea what was wrong, or they've tried replacing the bulb. Have any of you encountered this?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 02:20 PM
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never heard of that problem. could be a short. id take it to an elecrical specialty shop.
good excuse to shave it if you ask me.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 02:28 PM
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Brakelight switch, common problem on GM Vehicles since about 02, thank you cheap China parts. Plug and play, easy to replace..
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I'll check that out!
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