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Rear taillight problems

I dont have any fuses blown anywhere that i know of and i have hooked the bulbs up but they dont work in sync.also if i cross the wires i have tail lights but no right turn signal and if i run the wires the way they are supposed to i have turn signals and no taillights.`i think whatever the problem is it is also affecting my interior dash lights.WHAT CAN I DO

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  • ralph17866 Mar 26, 2009

    i got turn signals and tail lights but no brake lights except for high mount brake light

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I had the same problem with my 1996 Mystique about a year ago. The brake and tail lights stopped working, except for the center brake light in the window. Turned out to be oxidation of the terminals at the connector on the turn signal. Yes, that's right, turn signal. The electrical signal to the tail lights goes thru the connector on the turn signal. To fix, I cleaned the contacts and the brake lights started working again. Hope this helps. Cheers, Henry

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  • sarah ballard Apr 28, 2013

    how do you get to these contacts? Bought a 1999 Mercury Mystique, no brake lights, turn signals and emergency flashers. Please help.

  • sarah ballard Apr 28, 2013

    checked all fuses and they are good.

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