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My brake lights will not work on my 1998 Lumina. I have checked the fuse and bulbs and they are ok. The problem is intermittent.

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I had the same problem with my Lumina, it was a combination switch issue. It also affected our turn signals as well. Not sure if you have the same problem but in shop cost was about $350 or so. Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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Check the brake light switch. It could be loose, out of adjustment or starting to go bad. It is located above the brake pedal under the dash.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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Your next step is to check the brake lamp switch located on the brake petal under the dash inexplensive part readily available from any parts store

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