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BRAKE LIGHTS SWITCH ARE CONSTANTLY BURNING OUT

THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH HAS BEEN REPLACED EVERY 3 MONTHS. CONSTANT BURNING OUT. EXTTREMLY HOT WHEN REMOVED FROM THE CAR.

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