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Tail lights wont work

The tail lights wont work when the vechile is on. Brake lights, blinkers, lights on the front of car work, bright lights work. When we turn on the lights the tail lights dont come on? We checked the fuses and put new blubs in. Any help would greatly be appericated.

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  • lasyone75 Nov 07, 2008

    The brake lights do work when the car is turned off. Sorry new at all this.

  • ourinternet Feb 26, 2009

    Chev. Cav. '94. Front all works. Back: brakes, flashers, turn signals all work properly. Tail lights do not go on when lights are turned on. Changed them, changed fuse under front, all small fuses, tail lights still won't go on.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    my tail clearence fuse blows every time i put a new one in. i have break lights park lights and blinkers but no running lights

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If you look at the bulbs that work the brake ans parking car lights, you'll see that their is 2 fillaments in side. One is for the brake light and the other is for parking light, and one might be burned out so one will work and the other will not. I would just try to change them and see if that would work. If it don't work some thing in the wire is not working like it should.

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Sounds like ground problem- remove tail lights and look for wires going to body -remove screww clean grounding area and replace- both sides. You did not say whether the lights work when car is off? With car off and brake pedal pushed is there any brake lights ? If not procede with above.

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  • 42windowman Nov 07, 2008

    best guess is ignition switch- how many miles?

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