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Left turn signal won't blink at all. When I turn on the headlights, the left rear taillight lights up brighter than the right and the brake light doesn't come on. I think the lights are lighting the brake light also.

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Hi,
This is most comonly an earth fault.
Remove any covers over the wiring in that area, and trace the earthing points where the wires go to a bolt into the steelwork. It is best to remove the bolt, clean the steelwork with abrasive paper, then apply a smear of greae or vaseline. Replace the bolt + connection and tighten.

If this does not cure the problem, remove both lighting clusters, and remove the bulbs from them. Clear any corrosion you find - and apply vaseline to the contacts. It is quite common for contacts to corrode inside these "sealed" units because any moisture that gets in there just yurns the unit into a mini greenhouse - which accelerates corrosion faster than if it was vented.

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