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Old 10 Jul 2013, 10:50 pm
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Default 2006 Honda Civic Cpe Breaklights?

So 2 of my civics break lights went out last week. The two bottoms went out at the same time, yet the top one still works. My first instinct was to change the bulbs, since its the easiest fix, but that didn't help. Plus, it'd be weird that they both went out together. After that I checked the fuse for the brake light, as well as all others, and they all seem to be doing fine. After some reading I figured I'd check out the brake switch, but that made no sense since the third light was working fine, nevertheless i don't know how these work internally, so figured if get a new one at an auto parts store. As I figured that also didn't help. At this point I really don't know what it could be, or why it happened. I'm not sure if all 3 lights run on same power source, so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas. I really hate driving like this.
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Old 10 Jul 2013, 11:02 pm
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Check the brake relays it might be going out the relay not the fuse and it could be a wiring issue if its not that have a mechanic check it out if its not the relay
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Old 10 Jul 2013, 11:18 pm
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Get yourself a volt/ohms meter or a 12 volt tester and have someone keep their foot on the brake paddle..Connect up the negative to a solid ground in the trunk and then test the brake light bulb sockets that aren't working, see if the centre wire going to the bulbs has a positive 12 volts.If those wires on each socket have a positive 12 volts check the ground wires very carefully.You may need to follow/race those wires to find out where they run to in the trunk and then disconnect them clean the wire connectors and ground surfaces with sandpaper, wire brush then reconnect them.

Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way common wiring issues are mostly related to poor or weak grounds and other common faults are broken or poor connections at the bulb sockets or a faulty socket or faulty wire etc.
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