Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday January 16, 2018
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Electrical & Lighting

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-29-2010, 01:40 AM   #1
tim e
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 116946
Join Date: Jun 2006
Default Help! Wacky brake light problems 06 wrx wagon

My 2006 WRX wagon's brake lights are acting funny. Most of the time they are not working. I have checked the fuse which is good. What is strange is moving the wire connected to the blue and white harness for the lower clutch indicator switch will cause the brake lights to work. I can't see anywhere on the wiring diagram where the brake light wiring is connected to the clutch switch. I have started to look for a grounding issue, but I have no clue where else I should look. Any ideas? Car is stock except for a couple gages and alpine radio head all powered off the radio wiring. Gauges and radio have been installed for multiple years. I also occasionally get a blinking cruise light, but have never gotten a SES. Thanks!
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
tim e is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 09-29-2010, 05:27 AM   #2
tim e
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 116946
Join Date: Jun 2006

Sorry for the post, after a few hours, I figured it out. Because the lights where working sometimes I thought it was a grounding issue. I was wrong. It was a bad connection with the brake light switch. When I would press the clutch or move the clutch switch wire it would cause the connecter to the brake switch (same wire loom) to move enough that it would sometimes have a connection. The 06 has 4 connectors on the brake switch, one which appeared to be connected to the accessory. If you are holding the connector with the release tab facing up and you are looking into the connector, the upper right is power, the lower right is accessory related, and the lower left is the brakes. I did not take the time to figure out the upper left. If I was not supposed to reply to my own post, sorry, and I hope this helps somebody sometime.
tim e is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
abs and brake light problem pls help pinoy69 Brakes, Steering & Suspension 3 09-27-2010 03:44 PM
FS: DC: Car Cover [2007 WRX Wagon] & 3rd Brake Light Delete [2004 WRX Sedan] Sikk Boy Accessories & Misc 9 05-03-2010 05:59 PM
brake light problem.... please help!!! RGV_wagon Electrical & Lighting 1 01-17-2008 06:46 PM
Want to trade 05 Sti Brake lights for 06 WRX or STI Brake Lights Sti"izzle" Private 'Wanted' Classifieds 1 11-27-2005 12:12 AM
Brake light problem......help! jobs Electrical & Lighting 1 06-26-2004 08:58 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.