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Tail lights only work while pressure is being made on the brake pedal, lights work fine otherwise, I assume this is a Vaccum leak somewhere, any idea where i can find the line?

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  • Bill Nov 16, 2009

    You misunderstood me, but thanks for giving advice,

    However the brake lights work when i turn the lights on, and when im pushing on the pedal, but unless im keeping the pressure, or pushing harder into the pedal, my lights will flash, as if im just tapping the brakes



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If tail ights only work while putting o nthe brakes, that means the bulbs need replaced.

Those bulbs have two elements in them,,,1 for brake lights , 1 for tail ights.

Repalce the bulbs and all will be fine.

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