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I have a 1998 Volvo S70. The rear brake lights don't work. I have checked the fuses, changed bulbs, and checked the trees which are fine. What could it be!

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Have you checked the switch thats activated when you push your foot on the brake pedal?Follow the pedal arm up under dash and you will see a switch,make sure the adjustment is right as it is adjustable Try pushing the switch in with your finger to see if the brake lights work when you do.

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You have a sensor around your brake pedal that tells your lights to come on and off!! Hint: also cause of brake lights sticking on! Try replace this sensor and you should be good to go!!

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