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Clicking sound when i put my foot on the brake i hear a clicking sound coming from my shift box and if my lights are on it makes my brake light turn off it also clicks when I but my blinker on making my blinker light go slowly

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The clicking sound is the park interlock solenoid. Haven't figured out why this should be connected to the fault that I think you have, which is an earth fault on your rear lights. Go to your rear light clusters and find the black earth wires and trace them to where they bolt to the bodywork, check they are clean and tight. If OK, likely to be an internal fault in the light cluster - check neither of them have water ingress. Check soldered connections are good and contacts are clean. This may solve the clicking interlock problem - it sounds like they are related, but just not sure how without a very long look at the circuit diagram.

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