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GMC sierra 1500 '96 blinkers and brake lights will not work

I have a GMC pickup and the blinkers and brake lights magically stopped working,, The 4 ways work and so does everything else, not gettin any turn signals in the dash either,, all fuses are good and also i replaced the flasher what i have narrowed it down to is that i have to put in a turn signal switch and a brake switch but i am not sure,, and help would be awesom..

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  • jdm4door Apr 29, 2009

    the brake lights sometimes start to work and the turn signals came back and work fine, but initially no brake lights or turn signals in and outside the truck

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I would replace the brake light swtich first its more likly too go bad than the turn signal switch

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