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Brake light on driver side works but the passenger side does not

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I do not know what you have already tried, but let me start at the most basic first, and work up the list of possibilities. OK?
Have you checked the bulb on that side? The tail light could still work, but Brake/Signal part be out.
Assuming that did not fix it, my next shot would be at the turn signal switch. It is what separates the brake lights from the signals, and would be next in line, unless you can see an area where the wires are damaged underneath.
An easy way to check all this quickly, is to turn on the Hazard Flashers. All 4 should blink, of course, and if they do, the turn signal switch most likely is bad.
Hope this gets you going!

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