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Right side brake light & turn signals do'nt work

Changed flasher and both light bulbs front and rear what do I look next?

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  • sweeti110841 Apr 08, 2009

    i have the same problem. i have changed the bulb, and fuses but the right blinker will not work although the lights do, except the brake light. i have tried everything..

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Check fuses then check for pinched wires/ Please rate my response thank you very much

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