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95 OLDSMOBILE CUTLESS SL-NO BRAKE LIGHTS-BRAKE LIGHT WORKS IN REAR WINDOW WORKS BUT THE ACTUAL BRAKE LIGHTS DON'T WORK-I have juice coming out of the brake light switch, but still no lights on the rear of the car. I checked the ground wire-ground wire is o.k. after that, I'm lost.

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  • Ronald Jankowski Sep 13, 2008

    I have a similar problem (1995 Cutlass Supreme). When I step on the brake pedal only the rear window lights up, not the actual brake lights. Bulbs appear to be ok (hazard lights work and tail lights work, also turn signals work).

    Is there a switch by the actual brake pedal that could be causing the problem?

  • nsoucy Sep 16, 2008

    I have this problem as well. Last week I had my cutlass in the shop for some other repairs and I asked the guy if he could find the problem with my brake lights. He said there is a switch in the steering column that needed to be replaced. He estimated the switch would be $100 and the labor was about the same. I don't know alot about working on cars, but it sounds like it is something I could do myself if I knew a little more about this switch and had a diagram of my steering column to look at.

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    scottseymour Feb 16, 2012

    If the turn signals and break lights except the middle are not working, it means that the turn signal switch needs to be replaced. Can be found in the steering column.


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I have the same problem with my Oldsmobile. I just went outside to mess with them and they were working. What would cause this to happen?

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There is only one way to fix this if your hazards are working then this means you have to take apart the steering column. Replace a switch in the steering column that is connected to your turn signal.i found out that temporarily if you have no tail lights you can wiggle the turn signal and they come on from time to time.

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Has anyone checked the bulbs? There is a connector on the same line as the brake light in the window you will have to follow the harness its along the side inside the trunk

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