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Tail light wount work.

I have a 1984 oldmobile Cutlass and the tail lights wount work. Fuses are ok and the break light and head light all work What could be the problem.

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First Look For A Bab GROUND Usually in the TRUNK in or Close to the Junction PLUG Normally on the LEFT Side of Trunk. Sense you DO HAVE All other Lights In Rear, its A Remote Idea that Ground IS the Problem. BUT A GOOD Rule in AUTO ELECTRICAL is to RULE OUT GROUND. ALSO License Plate Lights are On SAME CIRCUIT So IF they DO NOT Work then
The HEADLIGHT SWITCH is The Problem Because The "TAIL" Lights are Separated From Headlights in the HEADLIGHT SWITCH, To TEST with a TEST-LIGHT you Will Be Looking for the BROWN or GREEN Wire Coming OUT of the Switch. I Hope This is the Cure for Your Oldsmobile. I Feel Confident that this WILL Help you to Get your TAILLIGHT'S WORKING. Have A Great Day ! , rejakwilson

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