Jump to content

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Brake Light Problem - please help!

Recommended Posts


I seem to have a problem with all the brake lights on my 2002 2.7 986.

Whenever the brake pedal is completley depressed the brake lights fail to come on.

But if gentle pressure is applied to the brake pedal then the lights do come on - depress them further and the brakes lights turn off.

I have changed the bulbs and the fuse for the brakes and the same thing happens.

Please help - my boxster is completely undriveable with no brake lights!

Any advice would be greatly received.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mike, my guess would be an issue with your brake light switch. Usually the lights don't come on when they fail but maybe something internal is giving the odd behavior. Search the board for the topic and info on a DIY will come up.

Not sure if you are a DIY'r or not based on your trouble shooting comments but it would be an easy one for a anyone to try. A bit hard to get to but it can be pulled out, checked, cleaned, ect. I believe there may be a upgraded one to as I recall reading about a recall on a board once.

Some one else may have another idea with such unique (off/on/off) behavior but I would definitely start there, I'll even give you your first link: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...l=brake++switch

Start searching the boards after you have read that one in detail.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.