Thanks for your directions. Do I access the "fuse box under the driver side dash" by laying with my back on the floor where my feet would go while driving, or by opening the hood? I got the fuse box under the hood open, but that box has a different shape than the one provided by you. When inside the car, I see wires and some boxes which seem too large to be a fuse. Help?
Okay, I found it. Thanks. The problem was it had a cover over the fuses. I changed the fuse, and was able to put the car in gear.
But, my original problem was I had a blown brake light. Now, all three brake lights come on. Could a dying fuse cause one brake light to go out, while the other two continued to work?
I am sorry I was not clear. All 3 brake lights now work. When the fuse was blown, none of the 3 lights worked. But, before the fuse was blown, one brake light didn't work.
I never changed that light. I only changed the fuse. So, my question is, can a dying fuse caulse one bulb to stop working temporarily, but not the others?
Put differently, should I be confident my original problem (driver side brake light not working) is truly fixed?
I want to get to the bottom of this, if we can. I have bought new brake lights, but have not installed them.
To be sure I am understanding & using terms correctly, on my 2005 Toyota Sienna LE, the rear lights include some mounted on the rear hatch, while others are mounted on the corner of the car's body. Those on the corner include the turn indicator on top, and the tail light on the bottom. By contrast, the brake lights are on the left & right edges of the rear door/hatch, and at the top of the hatch (total of three brake lights).
The brake light which was not working, but now is working, was the driver side brake light. The only thing I did which might have made it start working (besides changing the fuse, which you have ruled out), is to change the rear driver side tail light bulb, whose glass was coming loose from its metal base.
Can you tell me, with the driver side brake light now working, how to identify & fix whatever problem should exist in the wiring or bulb socket?
Thanks for your patience on this. Your 1st paragraph suggests replacing the bulb is likely to solve the problem. I made clear the bulb is now working, right?
I expected as much. Thanks for all your help. No need for you to reply.