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1993 Nissan 300zx Brake lights don't work

When the brake pedal is pressed the top mount lights work but the left and right won't turn on. Used new 1157 light bulbs, when driving lights are on is lite but not responsive when the brake pedal is pressed.

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  • cesar_ibarra Jan 06, 2009

    i have a problem that only my top light turns on when i hit the brake pedal but the left and right dnt respond to it. they turn on when i turn on my lights but they do not bright up higher when i hit the brakes i already got a fix it ticket so can anybody please help me out with this problem

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    center break light doesnt go on when press brake pedal

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Brake pedal switch defective. Replace or adjust switch.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

  • biophase Nov 05, 2010

    Check Brake Lamp Control Module located in trunk on Driver side. Sure worked for me on 1994 300Z

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