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Brake lights my brake lights r out and its not the bulbs nor the fuse

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Check the brake light switch, which is mounted over the brake pedal. If it is not the switch, make sure the contacts in the bulb socket are clean, and have no corrosion (if it does, clean w/ fine sandpaper, buy dielectric grease-put a small amount @ the connection- it's specially made to protect electrical connections and prevent future corrosion) available in any parts store.Let me know how it goes countrycurt0

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Checking the Brake Light Switch - A control switch is used to connect the brake light electrical circuit. This switch is located near the brake pedal lever. Basic switches have just two wires, power in and power out to the turn signal switch. Use a test light that is grounded and with the key in the "on" position test for power at one side (wire) of the switch, then press the brake pedal while testing the opposite side (wire). It should illuminate the test light, if electrical power is connected through the switch go to the next step. If no power is detected through the switch the brake light switch has failed and replacement is required. If your car is equipped with more than two wires integrated into the brake light switch a car repair manual is needed to locate the proper brake light circuit wiring.

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