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About the brake switch

I checked the brass looking "button" on the brake switch by pressing it on and off,but the brake lights still did'nt illuminate,I know the proper way is to check the voltage going through it,but is the simple method I did enough to say that it is the brake switch and would that switch be my last thing I need to check at all in the circuit of the brake lights?

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It is a fuse, bulb and or bad wiring at the light or trailer wiring harness (if it has one)

I would try these options first before I began messing with the brake switch. These almost never fail

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