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All of a sudden my brake lights won't light. a week before;my turn signal switch broke.My fuses are good. my brake light switch is working. my tail lights are working also.do a year ago the same thing happened, then they magically started working again. do you think it is a ground problem?

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Could be,only way to know is to check wiring circuit,if u have volt. at brake switch?check from tail lights to brake to switch for damage circuit wiring.

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