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My brake lights arent working!

My break lights arent working! and we changed the fuse already. BRake lights don't work while I am driving at a start and stop pace. Bulbs are fine.

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Normally you'll find a brake switch at arm of brake pedal, up under dash. Switch should have 12v going in one side, when pedal not pushed, and both sides when pedal is pushed.

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Check and, adjust your stoplight switch up under the dash resting against the brake pedal arm

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