98 Vauxhall astra - Astra brake lights inop but boot brake light OK? - Saints best kept secret

My wife has a T reg Astra estate 1.6 16v petrol.

The brake lights are not working on the car but the brake light in the boot lid is working fine??

I have checked the bulbs but they are fine and having used a multi meter can not find a feed to the lights.

Any ideas? Could it be a fuse or something simple like that?

If not, where is the next place to be looking?

Thanks Chris

98 Vauxhall astra - Astra brake lights inop but boot brake light OK? - Dynamic Dave

Have you checked the brake pedal switch?

98 Vauxhall astra - Astra brake lights inop but boot brake light OK? - Saints best kept secret

Haven't checked the switch because the brake light in the boot lid is working so I assumed the switch would be ok to work this??

98 Vauxhall astra - Astra brake lights inop but boot brake light OK? - Dynamic Dave

Could be wrong, but I think the brake switch is double poled, thus one for the hi-vis LED brake light, and the other connection for the bulbs in the clusters.

Worth checking as you've tried the other obvious stuff.

Edited by Dynamic Dave on 06/07/2011 at 14:10

 

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