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Brake lights not working.

Trying to locate the fuse for the brake light circuit on a 97 G3MR Terrano. All lamps failing to light so assuming fuse is at fault?

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Most of the time you can find the fuse panel either on the driverside under the steering column near the sidewall. Or it could be under then hood.

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