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    Default 2002 Honda CRV brake lights don't work

    The fuse is good. The bulbs are good. What do I check next? Thanks. When I depress the brake pedal the brake lights do not light up. When I turn on the park head lights the brake lights light up. The light at the top of the rear door does work when I depress the brake pedal.

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    The switch.

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    Please help us out
    can you add more info besides a brake light?
    trouble shoot
    brake light is out that means it is working .
    1 pressing the brake pedal, or sticking a device to hold it secure
    the light will not light, then try turning on the park head light unit.

    2 still off open rear tail light and pull out bulb, under magnifyer you'll see a broken eliment. replace, if not certain take lower or higher bulb and try it in there if lights you needa new bulb.

    brake light on braking will light up for low brake fluid
    do not confuse us LOL :P
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    Default Re: 2002 Honda CRV brake lights don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by JXY
    The fuse is good. The bulbs are good. What do I check next? Thanks. When I depress the brake pedal the brake lights do not light up. When I turn on the park head lights the brake lights light up. The light at the top of the rear door does work when I depress the brake pedal.
    The fuse is good.
    --OK, i'll accept that.
    The bulbs are good.
    --unlikely for all to burn out at same time. you didn't replace them recentlly, did you? if so, did you use OEM equivalents, or switch to LED bulbs?
    When I depress the brake pedal the brake lights do not light up. The light at the top of the rear door does work when I depress the brake pedal.
    --OK, if the center light works, then the brake light switch up by the brake pedal is doing its thing.
    When I turn on the park head lights the brake lights light up.
    --i think you mean there is light in the taillight lens. the brake lights should not come on w/ the parking/tail lights. they should only come on when pedal is pressed.

    --my guess:
    --1) disconnection of the brake light wire between the branch to the center brake light and the taillight assemblies, unless you recently installed LED bulbs ard were unlucky enough to put them all in backwards.

    did you recently install any electronics or lighting in the rear cargo area?
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    ou got wrong bulbs
    the brak/park light is a dule eliment
    check the old bulb.
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    Default Re: 2002 Honda CRV brake lights don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by norsepanda
    Quote Originally Posted by JXY
    The fuse is good. The bulbs are good. What do I check next? Thanks. When I depress the brake pedal the brake lights do not light up. When I turn on the park head lights the brake lights light up. The light at the top of the rear door does work when I depress the brake pedal.
    The fuse is good.
    --OK, i'll accept that.
    The bulbs are good.
    --unlikely for all to burn out at same time. you didn't replace them recentlly, did you? if so, did you use OEM equivalents, or switch to LED bulbs?
    When I depress the brake pedal the brake lights do not light up. The light at the top of the rear door does work when I depress the brake pedal.
    --OK, if the center light works, then the brake light switch up by the brake pedal is doing its thing.
    When I turn on the park head lights the brake lights light up.
    --i think you mean there is light in the taillight lens. the brake lights should not come on w/ the parking/tail lights. they should only come on when pedal is pressed.

    --my guess:
    --1) disconnection of the brake light wire between the branch to the center brake light and the taillight assemblies, unless you recently installed LED bulbs ard were unlucky enough to put them all in backwards.

    did you recently install any electronics or lighting in the rear cargo area?
    The only bulb I have replaced is the center bulb which I did yesterday with an OEM equivalent (GE 7440). The filament had a gap and the top of the bulb on the inside was black. All the other bulbs came with the CRV when I bought it Jan 2005. I have not installed any electronics or lighting in the rear cargo area.

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    Just for kicks, go ahead and replace both brake lights in the left/right lights and see if that corrects the issue. I have had this happen (not on a cr-v) where both brake lights blew at the same time.

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    this video is a duel eliment feliment bulb. sory my pic for this is unavailable due to no machro mode. camera broke donations please.....

    http://media.putfile.com/bulb
    this is the correct bulb 7443 XXwatt japan like to say 7.5 watt

    any other type bulb with a backing or plastic will not work.

    you mention you got one with a black plastic peice try it bare .....

    I use this bulb to drain my batteries of the rc car or the charger does it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsexton
    Just for kicks, go ahead and replace both brake lights in the left/right lights and see if that corrects the issue. I have had this happen (not on a cr-v) where both brake lights blew at the same time.
    I replaced both brake bulbs (7443) and now I have brake lights. I was not aware of the double filament so I apologize for stating earlier that the bulbs were good. My concern now is there a short in the circuit that caused both bulbs to blow or is this just a fluke? The only thing I have done differently in the last few weeks is turn on the rear electric defroster.Thank-you all for your help and suggestions.

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    A bulb can burn out by many means;
    vibration a key factor life of the bulb, and smudges on the lens

    as we're here to help notargue.
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