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1999 subaru impreza brake light not working but tail light works

The back left brake light won't work, I have replaced the bulb. The hatch brake light and right one work fine however. It works as a nighttime running tail light when I turn the headlamps on, but never turns on when I hit the brakes. I suspect bad wiring. Any ideas?

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Look for a poor ground on the LH light assembly. You'll need to remove the assembly to do this.

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SOURCE: 1997 Subaru Impreza Tail lights work but brake lights don't even though the Hatch brake light is working

Hi,
So, both sides are not working? Check for voltage @ the brake light bulb to see if you're getting power. Also, look in the fuses.

check out the online Subaru forums, too.

GL,
Td

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