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2006 Pontiac G6 Base 4dr Sedan w/1SV

2006 Pontiac G6
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
23 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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August 27, 2012, 4:55 pm

Melanie S
 

Question: Brake lights are working in reverse

I have a Pontiac G6 2006. The brake lights are working in reverse. When the brake pedal is pushed the lights go out, when not pressing the brake the lights are on. In November 2011 the dealership applied the lube that the bulletin suggested. In July of 2012 my Dad was following me and realized the same thing was happening again. I had the dealership look at it and they wanted $120 to replace the brake light switch. I had my Dad replace it for $27. Now again it's happening. What should I do?


August 31, 2012, 10:20 pm

Richard W
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Check the bulbs in the back. Make sure all the sockets are ok. Then make sure the adjustment on the brake light switch is good.


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