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    How come when I hit the brakes the dash lights come on and when i let off they go back off ?

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    Re: hit the brake the dash lights come on

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    Re: hit the brake the dash lights come on

    What kind of vehicle you working on????
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    Re: hit the brake the dash lights come on

    Maybe an open ground. Check the ground for the dash lights. Just a thought.
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    Re: hit the brake the dash lights come on

    It could be an open ground. When you turn on your lights do the brake lights come on? When you step on your brakes does your tail lights come on? If lights come on either way then you have two bare wires touching each other. Are the dash lights dim or bright when they come on. They must share a common ground. If that ground is corrioded or loose, then its bleeding through the dash lights to find another ground. If your tail lights come on and everything is bright like normal lighting, then I would check the wiring by the tail lights. Rocks damage wires.

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    Re: hit the brake the dash lights come on

    maybe something in the trailer light socket if you have one, touching the 2 pins together? i have had that happen a few times.

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    Re: hit the brake the dash lights come on

    It was a custom-order option on that truck.

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    Re: hit the brake the dash lights come on

    Ive seen some bulbs fail and the filament hits the parking light side and back feeds. Go and pull your brake lamp bulbs and and try it, does it still happen? Visually inspect the bulbs. If you replace one, just replace both.

    Ive also seen it where the WRONG Bulb was used....

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    Re: hit the brake the dash lights come on

    sounds like a ground issue.

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    Re: hit the brake the dash lights come on

    Quote Originally Posted by douglas89 View Post
    How come when I hit the brakes the dash lights come on and when i let off they go back off ?
    I would be happy to look into this for you. What is the make and year of the vehicle? Please feel free to contact me with the last eight of your VIN for more assistance. Thank you.

    Tricia, Chevrolet Customer Service.

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    Re: hit the brake the dash lights come on

    i had the exact same thing happen today too.

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    Re: hit the brake the dash lights come on

    mine turned out to be the trailer wiring harness, the ground on it was very corroded from all the salt so i unhooked it and everything works properly now

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    Re: hit the brake the dash lights come on

    That happened to a 94 that i had too.. Just thought Id throw it in lol i checked everything and finally found out that it was the front park light and had to change the thing the bulb goes in changed that with a different one and all was good.

 

 

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