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The brake lights on my 1986 Nissan Maxima don't work. I've traced the problem to a blue box in the trunk next to the antenna. There is power for the brake lights going in but not out. What is that box called and where can I get one.

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Its called a brake switch relay. It's there to compensate the load of multiple globes and if you use a trailer. you can replace that with an after market one like bosch or narva.

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