Having problems with your 1998 Chevrolet Lumina ?

Just bought second hand 98 chevy lumina and someone stopped me saying I have no brake lights, so I checked and I only see a place for backup lights and turn signal lights. Why do I not have any break lights except for the window brake lights?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 18-09-2017

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My 98 lumina has the exact same problem. I have found a way to fix this without buying anything. Try barely pulling back on the turn signal switch (pull it towards you 1/32 of an inch) and hit your brakes, they will work.
The brake light in the rear window and the main brake lights are on a different circuit. After the signal leaves the activating switch on the brake pedal arm, it splits. One circuit goes straight to the high mount brake light, the other goes into the turn signal switch. If the rear turn signals work but the brake lights don't, suspect the turn signal switch, not the bulbs and wires. Better to check this before removing and checking bulbs, wires and fuses. \015\012 \015\012It is a common problem with the W-body cars like Lumina, Monte Carlo, Buick Regal, Olds Cutlass and Pontiac Grand Prix. (Approx 94-99 models). Part number is GM 190005031 (w/o radio accessory control) or 19005032 (with radio controls)
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