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Old 05-19-2006, 10:47 PM   #1
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1999 chevy express 1500 van

I have a brake light problem with my 99 chevy van, the brake lights work fine until i turn on the headlights. Then when i step on the brake, the lamps that are tail light/brake lghts, dual filament bulb, go out completley. The third brake light, over the back doors works fine. Any one know what the problem may be or have this problem ? Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:28 PM   #2
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I have a brake light problem with my 99 chevy van, the brake lights work fine until i turn on the headlights. Then when i step on the brake, the lamps that are tail light/brake lghts, dual filament bulb, go out completley. The third brake light, over the back doors works fine. Any one know what the problem may be or have this problem ? Any help would be greatly appreciated
Mike
You have what is known is the industry as a ground problem. Fix the ground to the tail light assemblies and your lights will work as advertised.
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I can get them to work correctly by wiggiling the bulb in the socket, then they won't work again five minutes later. Still think it's a ground problem ?
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I can get them to work correctly by wiggiling the bulb in the socket, then they won't work again five minutes later. Still think it's a ground problem ?
Yep. Let me re-word me previous reply. Fix the ground AT the tail light assemblies and your lights will work as advertised.
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