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    2001 deville brake lights

    Need some help. 2001 deville no brake lights. all othes work brake lamp fuse good. Service electrical system on dash. no codes. brake switches seem good any advice appreciated. thanks

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    Re: 2001 deville brake lights

    I'm having the same problem with a 97 seville. Mine has two parklight fuses in the trunk that I have power to and I'm about to trace the wiring to the taillights. There is a splice on my wiring on the left trunk hinge that is supposed to be suspect. Let me know what you find. Good luck and may the electrical Gods be with you!

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    Re: 2001 deville brake lights

    I had an epiphany... The tail lights are not going to work in the sunlight with the twilight sentinel. A couple of pieces of tape over the light sensor on the dash and presto tail lights!

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    Re: 2001 deville brake lights

    The OP's brake lights have nothing to do with Twilight Sentinel. No one has answered the OP's question - you went off on an entirely different problem............

    For the OP........ Your first course of action is to check the brake lamp bulbs themselves - if one filament burns out it sets the message. Beyond that, you're in the wiring checkout business. Do not overlook dirty bulb sockets and/or corrosion of the contacts.

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    Re: 2001 deville brake lights

    2000-2005 deville tail lights are LED and are not accessible or serviceable ... i would think that something else is going on if both went out at the same time ... fuse/relay issue maybe, or a harness unplugged
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    Re: 2001 deville brake lights

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    2000-2005 Deville tail lights are LED and are not accessible or serviceable
    That's good to know........So is there a LED lamp driver system ?

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    I'm not very familiar with the system. I think it's pretty simple tho.
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    Re: 2001 deville brake lights

    Quote Originally Posted by njmont View Post
    Need some help. 2001 deville no brake lights. all othes work brake lamp fuse good. Service electrical system on dash. no codes. brake switches seem good any advice appreciated. thanks
    If you have a SERVICE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM message on the DIC, there is a code present. Not all 'external' code readers can display "B" or "C" or "U" codes.

    Try displaying your codes using this method:
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-sevilles.html

    Does your cruise control operate as expected?

    Do your fender mounted brake lamps flash as expected when you activate the hazard flasher?

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