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Old 11-02-2006, 01:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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about a week ago i noticed that when i press on my brakes the lights on the dash light up...so do the front blinkers and the taillights. it's as if every time i press the brakes, the lights are put on the first setting. i'm not sure if this is a short or what. it's nothing too serious,b ut i'ts also not a good thing. has this happened to anybody?
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a problem with wiring. Could be wires touching that shouldn't, a short, or even a problem with power to car.

If your battery isn't generating enough power, when the brake lights turn on, the other lights would dim... but not get brighter? Sounds like a wiring problem to me.

Question - Are the lights not even on yet when this happens?
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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nope. i noticed this while i was driving during day. i was in a parking garage so and my lights were off. that's when i noticed the dash and the little lights on the a/c and all that light up. it's strange. if i keep my foot on the brake and open the door i can hear the little chime-you know, the one that turns on when you leave your lights on.
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like an electrical problem. Also make sure that under the dash where you press the brake pedal in that no wires are exposed or being moved. A wire being mangled by the brake line/pedal could cause problems.
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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that's true. i'll check under there tomorrow. thanks for the help
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Np, hope everything works out for you.
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Old 11-04-2006, 11:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Its your tail light/ break lights bulb, i can garanty you that.
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Its your tail light/ break lights bulb, i can garanty you that.

i actually checked them and all of them are on and work fine...? i'm still not too sure what it is. i also noticed that my cruise control doens't work any more. the green cruise control button still works, but the buttons on the steering wheel won't engage it. i'm still confused...
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sounds like an electrical problem. Also make sure that under the dash where you press the brake pedal in that no wires are exposed or being moved. A wire being mangled by the brake line/pedal could cause problems.
i checked and there's no wire mangling going on down there. hmm
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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im still sure its your rear taillights, becasue the have two filaments in them and sometimes if one burns and the fillement breaks at one end at touchs the other one it will give the impresion that its not that, as for your cruise control im not sure.
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A likely cause of this type of problem is a missing ground connection in your brake/tail lights. The brake light current is flowing through these other lights that are illuminating in order to find a ground.

Use an ohmmeter to check fof continuity between the ground (common) connection for your tail lights and the chassis. If it is missing, try to find where the connection was broken and fix it.
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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rely or ground?
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Its your tail light/ break lights bulb, i can garanty you that.
the power of google and community forums FTW! my neighbor asked me about this dimming problem with her clock and radio when pressing the brakes.

found out she had an incompetent worker at honda/acura put in a single filament bulb in the main tail light...its suppose to have a dual filament bulb.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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sounds like a dope mod
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