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Old 02-01-2019   #1
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2012 POP brake light issues... please help!

Hi guys,

Haven't been on here in a while and hoping to obtain some help.

My 2012 is having a brake light issue. Started off with the right rear brake light not working. I tried replacing the bulb --- and nothing. Still doesn't work. Then, a few weeks later --- my 3rd brake light went out too. At this time I have one brake light and I am getting anxious of that one failing while I am looking for a resolution for the other two!

Any thoughts/pointers on where to look? I read that this may be a a brake control module issue? I don't have a manual and haven't been very successful in figuring out which fuses correspond with brake lights either. I figure, however, that there is only one (1) fuse that would control all 3 brake lights so in my mind that doesn't seem like it could be an issue as one is still working.

Any thoughts/feedback is greatly appreciated!

Best,
Paul
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Re: 2012 POP brake light issues... please help!

It is quite possibly the dreaded hatch wiring issue rearing it's unwelcome head.

Disconnect the battery open the hatch, pull back the rubber boot between body and hatch and check the wires for fraying and fractures. There are a number of threads about repairing this, such as https://www.fiatforum.com/500-usa/46...4=#post4355977
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Re: 2012 POP brake light issues... please help!

Most likely as Piccolo says, sounds like the dreaded hatch wiring.
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