2011 Hyundai Sonata brake light bulb

Hey everyone,

The brake light on the right side of my 2011 Hyundai Sonata stopped working. I changed the bulb and it started working again, but then it stopped working again a few weeks later. I replaced the bulb again, thinking it might have been a bad bulb. But then, I was pulled over because the brake light wasn’t working.

I tried fixing it by adjusting the bulb and pressing on the brakes. The light came on, but a couple of days later, it stopped working again. It seems like there might be a problem with the connection, but I’ve made sure the bulb is securely in place. Can anyone help me figure out what’s wrong or how to fix it? Thanks a lot for any help!

It sounds like a connection issue in the brake light socket. Check for any corrosion or loose wires in the socket. If everything looks good, it might be a faulty socket that needs replacing.

It seems like the issue with your brake light may be related to the socket connection or wiring rather than the bulb itself. Here are steps to troubleshoot:

  1. Inspect the Socket: Check for corrosion or damage.
  2. Examine the Wiring: Look for damage or wear; gently flex the wires to find hidden issues.
  3. Test the Ground Connection: Ensure it’s secure and corrosion-free.
  4. Use a Multimeter: Check for consistent voltage and continuity at the socket.
  5. Check the Fuse: Verify if the brake light fuse is intact, though it’s less likely the cause if only one light is affected.

If these steps don’t help, consider taking your car to a professional mechanic for a detailed inspection. Electrical issues can sometimes require expert diagnosis.

Great advice! Checking for corrosion or loose wires in the brake light socket is a smart first step. If issues persist, considering a faulty socket as the next step is wise. Thanks for the troubleshooting tips!

Greats tips @NinaCaldwell

It’s possible that intermittent brake light failure is being caused by a wiring problem. Inspect the socket for loose connections or rust. Check for damage on the electrical harness. To guarantee road safety and legal compliance, seek the advice of a qualified mechanic for a comprehensive diagnostic and repair if the issue continues.