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Tails light and signal work, but brake light lights dont. I`ve replaced bulbs and fuse, still not working. Dwayne

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Hi, Dwayne!
    Keep in mind that the brake lights are in a different circuit than the tail lights and the signal lights, so checking that those work will only serve to tell you that those circuits and their respective switches are operational.  So make sure that you changed the right fuses and the right bulbs just in case.

   Right along the top of the brake pedal, and under the dash, there is a small spring loaded switch that controls the activation of your brake lights.  Different car manufacturers use different style switches, but the one I have seen the most is the reverse style, where the switch is spring loaded and closes the circuit when it is pulled out by the spring (an action that the pedal is allowing when you press it...).  When the pedal is pressed, the switch extends and the circuit closes.  When the pedal is released, the switch is pressed and the circuit opens.  If this switch is out of place, out of alignment or physically broken, the brake lights will either not operate at all, or stay lit all the time.
    It sounds like you are handy enough to check this with a voltmeter (since you changed the light bulbs and the fuses).  Just set your voltmeter to 20 volts dc and check the voltage at the switch itself.  If no voltage at all, it is time to take it to a mechanic (unless you want to pull out the dash, and experiment with the wiring..)
Or, you can take this to your local mechanic if you don't feel confident with using a voltmeter.
Good luck!

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Check for lose wiring or a brake light switch connected to the master cylinder.

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