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#4 of 13 Re: Need help with Break lights, 2001 LS 3.0 [drprelude]
Jul 23, 2008 (5:08 am)
Apparently it is needed, because you're still calling them break lights.
The tail lamps and brake lamps are both together in one bulb (3157K) with 2 elements. The tail lamps can work while the brake lamps don't. Since the CHMSL works it's almost guaranteed that your brake lamps are out.
Put in 2 new 3157K bulbs and that will most likely fix your problem. And even if it doesn't you've ruled out that piece of the system.
#5 of 13 Re: Need help with Break lights, 2001 LS 3.0 [akirby]
Jul 23, 2008 (2:43 pm)
are they not the lights hooked up to a circut that lights up the "lamps" when I hit the "breaks?"
Instead of acting like the grammar police, you could have politely addressed my question, knowing perfectly well what I meant.
Moving on now...
Is there anyone with an opinion other than commisioner dictionary here, who might know another cause? Seeing as I've replaced both bulbs and stated that I have ruled it out as a probable cause? I'd greatly appreciate any POSITIVE input.
#6 of 13 Re: Need help with Break lights, 2001 LS 3.0 [drprelude]
Jul 23, 2008 (3:44 pm)
You never said you replaced the bulbs - you said you pulled them and they were fine. If you've already replaced them and they still don't work but the CHMSL does work then it sounds like a wiring problem.
#7 of 13 Yeah, I First Thought. . .
Jul 23, 2008 (4:20 pm)
it might be the switch at the pedal, but since the centre light works. . .
So, like Allen says, it's looking more like a wiring issue -- something between the CHMSL (centre light, I assume) and the trunk wiring.
I almost chimed in at the beginning to let you know you were going to hear about your spelling, but I'm getting older and (slightly) less inclined to stir the pot.
Good luck. Let us know how it turns out.
#8 of 13 Brake lights not working on 97 Isuzu Trooper
Jun 01, 2009 (7:04 am)
help! Brake lights on 97 Trooper not working. Worked for a couple days after changing the fuse, bulbs are fine, works when put new fuse in. Please tell me this is not a wiring problem! At first I thought it was switch at pedal, but obviously not if everything works when I put in new fuse. How come fuse only keeps it working a couple days???? Getting frustrated.
#10 of 13 CHMSL bulb access (2001 LS)
Feb 21, 2010 (3:33 pm)
Can anyone tell me how to get to the center brake light bulb. Thought i read about some wingnuts in the trunk, but on mine there are no wingnuts, the nuts are tack welded to the base and the screws are protruding through them.
thank for any advice
#11 of 13 Re: CHMSL bulb access (2001 LS) [cdh7]
Feb 22, 2010 (12:21 pm)
First, open the trunk. You will then need to peel back the felt liner enough to access the three nuts you will need to remove. Two of them are easy enough to see, the third is accessed through a hole......you will need an extension on your ratchet to get to it. Take great care with the 3rd one as it is easy to drop and will be difficult to retrieve it if you do. Once these three nuts are removed, take a hammer or mallet and gently tap the bolts that you removed the nuts from. Tap it toward the rear of the vehicle.......the entire light housing will easily be removed from the rear of the vehicle. Find the light you need to replace and turn the housing 1/4 turn - pull it out and you will see the bulb. Pull out the faulty bulb and replace it with your new one. Pain in the butt, but easy enough if you know how to operate a ratchet.......total job time 15 mins.
#12 of 13 Re: CHMSL bulb access (2001 LS) [larryk0202]
Feb 22, 2010 (12:56 pm)
He was asking about the CHMSL, not the taillights. I removed it once but forgot how I did it.
#13 of 13 Re: CHMSL bulb access (2001 LS) [akirby]
Feb 24, 2010 (7:12 pm)
I too cannot figure out how to replace the chmsl