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1998 buick century high mount brake light doesn't work, bulbs have been replaced

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There is a seprate ground that mounts to the frame of your car near the light usualy in trunk in between the rear speakers locate and make shure the conection is good.if that dos not solve it on the pasengers side rear light check bulbs for detereated ends if thay are then replace.this shuold solve you problem

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  • TYRONE AARON Jan 20, 2013

    I am unable to find this ground any suggestions

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    pathic2003 Jan 21, 2013

    this light is conected to the rear lights.if thay r working than the conection is broke somwhere between the to remove the liner in trunck look for wires that run to the light from the rear brake lights the conection may have been broke some where.if you can find any than unplug light run new wires from rear brake ights on pasenger side by splicing into brack light wires this will fix it

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    pathic2003 Jan 21, 2013

    sorry sr this com is mess up i cant see half of what i typ so fill in blanks with most posible meaning

  • TYRONE AARON Jan 22, 2013

    thanks for the suggestions, i'm afraid that if i start splicing i'll end up with no brake lights. it may be time for the pros

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SOURCE: 95' Buick regal, 3rd brake light works, tail

I dont have a diagram but the brake light switch has to feed the turn signal switch, Either that wire has a bad connection, or the turn signal switch is bad. Jiggle the turn signal lever and see if the brake lights try to work.

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SOURCE: Turn signals and 4-way flashers do not work - 1997 Buick Century

Time to change the flasher unit, it's usually close to the drivers side of vehicle and behind a fuse box access panel and will have something like "12v 23/98W " on it. It's a largish cube shaped componant and may be water damaged !

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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