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Tail lights/turn signals and driver brake lights work, passenger-side brake light doesn't

I have a problem where one tail brake light works, the other does not. All the tail lights/turn signals work. I've replaced the bulbs and stop (brake) switch. Fuses are good. What else could it be?

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Could be broken wire at socket, check with test light.

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Find a multimerter or an ohmmeter and someone to work it and test the socket to see if electricity is getting to the bulb. Someone will need to push on the brake pedal whilst someone else tests it.
Sometimes a wire can break, or sometimes a metal contact inside the socket can go bad, or can bend in such a manner that the bulb no longer contacts it. Also, sometimes new bulbs are defective.
Be blessed.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013

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    Brad Feilmeier Nov 19, 2013

    Thanks for the quick feedback! Forgot to mention that I checked with my multimeter and I'm getting about 12V when I test the contacts, but I'm not sure which contacts go with which. In other words, to the contacts on top a pair or and the contacts on each side a pair. Do either of you know? That would give me a better idea.

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    Brad Feilmeier Nov 19, 2013

    Sorry to bother you guys. I figured it out. It's simply a bad socket. I swapped them out an sure enough, the brake socket was dead. Ordered another one and my problem will be fixed. Thanks for your help!

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looking at your schematics and , you say tail lights don't work , you didn't mention if front parking lights and license plate lights are working , they all come from the same source , a black /yellow wire , a good clue if front work and rear don't , please advise .if fronts work then you have a open circuit somewhere between junction S118 (near breakout for left headlamp) and rear sockets.

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if the fuse was blown the stop lights on both sides would be inop, also if the stop light circuit were dead u would be unable to get the trans out of park, use a 12 volt test light and test the brake light switch at the top of the brake pedal, u can buy a test light from Autozone, kragen and others for about $5 US. If the system has power cjheck the bulb socket it may be defective, use the 12 volt test light while someone pushes the brake pedal. let me know what u find and i will give u further assistance as ness.

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first check the fuse for the stop light circuit, if it's good, check your bulbs, it's possible they are all burned out! take one of them out, swap in a new one, and see if it lights. If not, get a wiring diagram and start checking for your powers and grounds. Take a look at the stop light switch on the brake pedal. If it's no good, there is a good chance that your cruise control may not work properly either. Good luck.

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