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Brake light problem, no, 1997 c230, yes changed bulbs and

Customer Question

brake light problem
JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?
Customer: no
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercedes?
Customer: 1997 c230
JA: Are you fixing your C230 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes changed bulbs and changed the brake light switch, the top brake lights are on but the bottom red brake lights are not
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no thats great
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 1 month ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** do you mean when you say "the top brake lights are on but the bottom red brake lights are not"?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
hi marty so theres three parts to the rear lights
top red 1 light
middle turn signals
bottom 2 red lights
when the brake is pressed only the top lights up
is the bottom suppossed to light up red for a different reason other than brake lights
I have a fix it ticket and the police says the bottom ones arent working
have they got it mixed up
thnx
Expert:  Marty replied 1 month ago.

No, the bot***** *****ghts are not brake lights. Only the upper lights light up when you press the brake pedal.

Expert:  Marty replied 1 month ago.

The bot***** *****ghts are your tail lights.

Expert:  Marty replied 1 month ago.

The bot***** *****ghts are your tail lights and turn signals. Upper lights are just the brake lights.

Expert:  Marty replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Marty replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Marty replied 1 month ago.

Just checking in. Did you receive my answers yesterday?

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