Monday, February 6, 2012

1997 Chevy Tahoe Brake lights not working?

Faulty brake controlling fuse,or problem with brake light bulb or issue with brake light switch.
All this has to be checked.
I recommend you to check this help solutions,without forget for fuse location and brake switch replacing.

Where is tail light fuse located on 1997 Chevy Tahoe?


Tail lights and dash light fuse keeps blowing on Chevy?

Instrument Panel Fuse Box diagram for 1997 Chevy Tahoe?


How to replace Brake light switch on Chevrolet Tahoe?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-brake-light-switch-on.html


Once you have tried and tested this all and still you have same problem,then read as follows :--------

Check to see if the orange wire going to the switch has voltage if not check the 20 amp fuse in location 1 of the interior fuse box. If fuse is good but no power at switch replace orange wire between fuse and switch. If you have power at fuse then you have a wire problem on the white wire between switch and lights. Here is a wire diagram,shown below:-------------


graphic
graphic




If you notice power to orange wire,then verify if the white wire is getting power when the brake is pressed.If it is then you have a wiring problem somewhere on the white wire before the splie 220.Which is on the Instrument Panel Harness approx 6 cm from the steering column harness breakout.You will see where bunch of white wires connect to each other. The problem is either at that splice or between switch and splice.
There should be power on the white wire when the pedal is pressed, when the pedal is pressed it should have voltage because the voltage passes through the switch to the lights.If it does not have voltage then it needs to be replaced.
Check to see if you have power at the white wires at the bulbs.If so check for good ground.If both are good replace bulbs, if no ground replace ground. If no power on white wire you will need to follow the wire at the switch to the splice.

Assume if you have no power at lights when pedal is pressed,then
Follow the white wire from the switch to where it connects with all of the other white wires.There is a problem between the switch and where it connects with the other wires "the splice".

You will need to remove the panel under the steering columb to access the wires.....So your not able to move them, just follow them up.


An easy alternative would be taking a wire and splicing into the wire white wire at the switch and run it to one of the wire wires at the brake lights. Otherwise your going to have to locate where they all connect to eachother behind and above the gas pedal area.

In most of such cases its either crack in white wires or crack in orange wire.Or crack in both wire.
Because if all other possibilities are checked ok and ruled out,then its definitely something to do with short or crack in wires.
This details will help.
Thanks.

See below latest solved brake related problems :-----

How to service Drum brakes?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-service-drum-brakes.html

What type of problems usually noticed on Drum brakes?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/what-type-of-problems-usually-noticed.html

How to test Drum Brakes?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-test-drum-brakes.html

Brake Bleeder Screw Function?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/brake-bleeder-screw-function.html

Replacing ABS unit on Buick Century?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/replacing-abs-unit-on-buick-century.html

Brake pedal is pulsating and vibrating?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/brake-pedal-is-pulsating-and-vibrating.html

All types of brake problems and repairs

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-and-service-light-comes-on.html

What is Brake Drum Bar?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/what-is-brake-drum-bar.html  

ABS light stays on but brakes work fine?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-light-stays-on-but-brakes-work-fine.html

VCS maintenance required on Toyota Camry?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/vcs-maintaince-required-on-toyota-camry.html

VCS and ABS lights go on and off intermittently on Lexus?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/vcs-and-abs-lights-go-on-and-off.html

ABS & Brake lights warning indicator steady on dash and speedometer not working for Dodge Ram?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-brake-lights-warning-indicator.html

Isuzu rodeo speedometer is jumping?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/isuzu-rodeo-speedometer-is-jumping.html

E-brake is stuck down on Ford Focus?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/e-brake-is-stuck-down-on-ford-focus.html

Brake warning light comes on and car will not start intermittently?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/brake-warning-light-comes-on-and-car.html

When the car stops, abs pump turns ON?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/when-car-stopsabs-pump-turns-on.html

Where is Power Brake Booster located on 1995 Lincoln Town Car?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/where-is-power-brake-booster-located-on.html

Sometimes ABS light comes on while Driving?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/sometimes-abs-light-comes-on-while.html

How Anti-Lock Brakes Work?


Brake System Troubleshooting?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/11/brake-system-troubleshooting.html

Car Brake lines have no pressure?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brake-lines-have-no-pressure.html

Car Brakes Dragging?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brakes-dragging.html

Car Brakes grabbing?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brakes-grabbing.html

Car Brakes Making Noise?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brakes-making-noise.html

Car Brakes Pulling?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brakes-pulling.html

Pulsating Brake Pedal?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/pulsating-brake-pedal.html

Spongy brake pedal?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/spongy-brake-pedal.html

Hard Brake Pedal?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/hard-brake-pedal.html

How to Disconnect Power to EBCM on Pontiac Grand Prix?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-disconnect-power-to-ebcm-on.html

Where is ABS/TCS module located on 2005 Cadillac Deville

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/where-is-abstcs-module-located-on-2005.html

How to Replace Power Brake Booster on 1996 GMC Jimmy?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-replace-power-brake-booster-on.html

Isuzu Trooper Shifts hard and Engine Revving in stop?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/isuzu-trooper-shifts-hard-and-engine.html

What is Brake Bleeder Screw?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/what-is-brake-bleeder-screw.html

How to replace car Brake Cable?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-replace-car-brake-cable.html

How to Replace Brake Disc?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-replace-brake-disc.html

ABS motor keeps running?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/abs-motor-keeps-running.html

Anti-lock brake light stays on all the time?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/anti-lock-brake-light-stays-on-all-time.html

Is it necessary to replace Brake caliper while replacing rotors and brake pads?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/is-it-necessary-to-replace-brake.html

Emergency brake Adjustment for Hyundai Tiburon?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/emergency-brake-adjustment-for-hyundai.html

How does Brake Backing Plate works?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-does-brake-backing-plate-works.html

How to replace control panel on Audi A4 models?

How to inspect, service and replace brake shoe liner?

How to inspect brake drums?




max