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Brake Light Wiring Quiz
by Staff
Brake light wiring isn't as difficult as it seems. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to brake light wiring? Take this quiz and find out!

What function do brake lights serve?

  • They warn the drivers behind you that you are slowing down
  • They alert the drivers ahead of you that you are moving
  • None of the above

Where do brake lights draw their energy from?

  • Gasoline
  • The vehicle's battery
  • All of the above

What is the first thing you should check if none of your brake lights are working?

  • The fuse block
  • The car battery
  • The gas tank

If the fuse for the brake lights is OK, what is the next thing you should check?

  • The light bulb
  • The car battery
  • The wiring

What is an easy way to check the bulb?

  • Activate the brake lights by pumping the brake pedal
  • Activate the turn signal
  • All of the above

How does activating the turn signal test the brake light bulb?

  • In most cases, the brake light and turn signal use the same bulb
  • The wiring for the brake lights is connected to the turn signal system
  • None of the above

If the fuse box and bulb are OK, what is the next thing you should check?

  • The sockets
  • The wiring
  • The battery
  • None of the above

What's the easiest way to replace the socket in a brake light wiring system?

  • Cut the wires then splice on new socket
  • Tape the new socket in place
  • None of the above

How often are brake lights on?

  • Continuously
  • Only in dark conditions
  • None of the above

Driving without brake lights is:

  • Illegal
  • Dangerous
  • All of the above