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2005 pontiac wave break lights not working

All break lights not working, but all other lights work. Took out the break light sensor switch near the pedal to check for corrosion and gunk build up. seemed to be in functional condition but still not working. are there any other fuses or diodes that might be a factor?

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Do you know if the brake light bulbs are working? (are the bulbs good?). (the bulbs have two parts, one for brake lights the other for running lights)
If the third brake light bulb is working the brake lights should be with good light bulbs.

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you prob got a trailer plug prob bad wires if not tail lights run through turn signal switch tell fix ya bout me ok

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SOURCE: Brake lights not working but centre mount is!!

the problem is most likely in the turn signal switch. the power for the left and right brake lights goes through the turn signal switch, but power for the center mount comes straight from the brake light switch. this allows the brake light to be turned of so the turn signal can operate as they use the same filimant in the bulb.

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SOURCE: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP / Multi-function Switch

i have the sameproblem. Dealer part was quoted to me at $510.00. All after market parts stores were $350- 450. Try moving the emerg. flasher button while you step on the brakes and someone else watches the lights. I jammed paper beside the button and they work until I can fix it.I had to order the multi-function switch. and you have to pull the air bags to replace it.

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SOURCE: i drive a jeep liberty renegade 2005 model break and tail lights

check brake switch under brake pedal... if not working change it..

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