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Right hand brake light is not working but directional light and tail light are working on my 1965 corvette.

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    2 wire or 3 wire socket on that? Left brake light is working I take it.

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This may sound funny, but you have a bad turn signal switch, brake light power runs throuh the swich

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