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No brake lights

If there is power coming in to the switch but not going out, is the switch bad?

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Yes, it sounds like your brake switch has gone bad. It should only take you a few minutes and it's a relatively inexpensive to replace. Good luck. Thanks for rating my response and for using FixYa!

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