2003 Toyota Highlander - Left side br...

2003 Toyota Highlander - Left side brake light not working

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Los Angeles, CA

#1 Feb 27, 2011
Replaced light bulbs, checked fuses and still have the problem. Only the left side and top of tailgate brake lingt do not work. Any suggestions or solutions to this problem?
blaise marino

New Orleans, LA

#3 Oct 24, 2012
on my 2001 toyota highlander my right rear brake light does not worked .. i checked the fuse fir stop light it it ok .. ialso replaced the two bulbs and used the bulb lube... how can i fix this problem thanh you for your help

Sugar Land, TX

#4 Nov 19, 2012
I have the same problem with my 2003 Toyota Highlander, I replaced bulbs and also tried swapping sockets with the light bulbs from the passenger side. Still no luck.

Stanley, NC

#5 Feb 9, 2014
I had the same problem with my 2001 highlander where my left brake light and turn signal stopped working. I maaged to fix this by taking the left turn signal out and scraping a flat head screw driver over the small prongs that around the middle area they actually aupply the power to the brake lights once they are locked in place. Place the light holder back in place and turn it back and forth a few times to ensure a good connection then see if that helps.

Dallas, TX

#6 Mar 20, 2014
Having the same issues mention above with my 2004 Highlnder. It's got to be some kind of Electrical problem...............also looks like a problem with the manufacturer (toyota parts) where something went wrong in those early models.

South Weymouth, MA

#7 May 16, 2014
I had the same problem. Bought new bulbs and nothing. Then I just wiggled the wires going into the middle bulb (not the brake lights) and my brake lights went on. Must be a bad connection.

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