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Hamster Lewis

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My wife has a 2006 Hyundai Elantra and both her break lights and third break ight are all out. I checked all the fuses and they are all good. I wld love to avoid bringing this car to the dealer because warranty is up and I wld hate to pay a cpl hundred bucks for something I cld fix myself.

Any ideas? Thanks
 
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Could be the brake switch, if your lucky it is, its prob under 20 bucks i think, if you have a meter you can ohm it out to see if its the cause.
 

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Did you check the connections to the lights?
Thats where Id start anyway. Find the light wires and follow them as far as you can.
 

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SPEARCHUCKER said:
Did you check the connections to the lights?
Thats where Id start anyway. Find the light wires and follow them as far as you can.
Yeah I checked the bulbs and what not....figured there was no way all three burnt out at the same time.

dman1234 said:
Could be the brake switch, if your lucky it is, its prob under 20 bucks i think, if you have a meter you can ohm it out to see if its the cause.

Thanks and yeah I am figuring I will need to go buy a meter to check the lines. Wld hve bet the farm it was a fuse.

Thanks guys.
 
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the brake switch should be easy to see, get down and look under the dash its usually a phsical switch the the pedal arm contacts to turn the brake lights on, if it is the issue, you can fix it in 5 mins, with a new one ofcourse.
 

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dman1234 said:
the brake switch should be easy to see, get down and look under the dash its usually a phsical switch the the pedal arm contacts to turn the brake lights on, if it is the issue, you can fix it in 5 mins, with a new one ofcourse.

Thanks dman....I am banging out sick Friday so maybe I can get to it then.
 

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Yeah, did you actually put a new fuse in? Or just look at the fuse and think it's still good? (from experience of a simple mistake, and 4 hours of work tearing apart, then putting back together). Multi-meter would be the surefire answer. That's how I caught my mistake. GL hammy.
 

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ston-loc said:
Yeah, did you actually put a new fuse in? Or just look at the fuse and think it's still good? (from experience of a simple mistake, and 4 hours of work tearing apart, then putting back together). Multi-meter would be the surefire answer. That's how I caught my mistake. GL hammy.

Thanks stone-loc.....looks like I will be picking up a multi-meter this weekend.


Thanks everyone.
 

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Well looks like you got it handled prob. I would check my grounds as stated above first then most likely the switch like dman said. Good luck hammy.

When I seen the post title I thought I had it handled (thinking you actually meant dirty work under the hood) the electrical is a lil more rough on me lol.
 

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Hammy, be careful with that Lighting. I drive a Sonata, and my wifes friend has the same as I do. She had almost the same thing going on. Multi-bulbs going out on it, replaced with some generic/off brand bulbs... It burned out a bunch of wires and the brand new bulbs as well. I have been fortunate, not to have that problem, but I have had other strange things go on way too early in the cars life. I just bought a manual for it, and it was worth the $20.
 

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Stoneage said:
Hammy, be careful with that Lighting. I drive a Sonata, and my wifes friend has the same as I do. She had almost the same thing going on. Multi-bulbs going out on it, replaced with some generic/off brand bulbs... It burned out a bunch of wires and the brand new bulbs as well. I have been fortunate, not to have that problem, but I have had other strange things go on way too early in the cars life. I just bought a manual for it, and it was worth the $20.

Thanks for that bit of info....Stoneage.
 

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Wife has 07 elantra, similar prob about a year ago and she had to get them to replace the fuses, but just my personal experience.
 

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Hamster Lewis said:
My wife has a 2006 Hyundai Elantra and both her break lights and third break ight are all out. I checked all the fuses and they are all good. I wld love to avoid bringing this car to the dealer because warranty is up and I wld hate to pay a cpl hundred bucks for something I cld fix myself.

Any ideas? Thanks
sell it and buy a ford? :D
 

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Geezus Hammy...:(

HOW MANY TIMES do I have to tell ya?:confused:

If ya get OFF the hamster wheel there's no longer ANY power supplied to the brake lites so duh.... they're NOT gonna work...:rolleyes:

Get back at it, bro!!! :holysheep:

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