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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Lights Not Working When Key is Off

Went to get an inspection on my 2007 Colbalt, failed it, brake lights not working when key is off

I need to know is there something wrong with brake lights

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 04:30 AM
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Who was the jerk? Only the high brake light comes on without key. Tail brakes only come on with ignition on. Who needs brake lights when the car is already stopped anyways. Go to a real mechanic.

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Correct the key needs to be on for them to work.
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wow what an idiot. Whoever did your inspection shouldn't have that job.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 06:18 PM
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perhaps his brake lights arent coming on period if they car is off.... press the peddal, nothing
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wow what an idiot. Whoever did your inspection shouldn't have that job.
Yeah that guy is a moron, somebody get him out of there
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 05:37 PM
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To be fair, I thought there was a problem when I first saw it. But I could have sworn that my right side brake light came on but the left didnt. Turns out it was just the sun angle making look like it was on compared to the left tail light.

My Silverado does not work the same way, the brake lights will come on whether or not the key is in the ignition which through me for a loop at first.

I am waiting for an inspection mechanic to come to me and say they are not working and I can give him the look like did you turn the key? haha.
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