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No brake lights on a 1996 ford contour ..3rd light and blinkers work fine I have ohm'd out brake switch on pedal and it is good ..blinkers on front and back both work.. no power to bulb socket on brown to blue/w wire

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IF U HAVE A HITCH INSTALLED TERE MAY BE A PROBLEM WITH THE TRAILER LIGHTING TA P THIS IS NOT UNCOMMON

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The brake lights (excluding the 3rd brake light) go through the turn signal switch. It's possible there's a bad connection in the switch causing your symptoms. I would rule out the brake switch on the pedal, considering the third brake light works. Locate a wiring diagram for the brake light circuit, follow the wires into the steering column as far as you can and verify it's getting power up until the turn signal switch and verify no power is coming out of it. Once that's determined it's time to replace the switch.

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