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Braking lights dont come on bulb is good what to check for

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Make sure that the terminals are touching the bulb inside the socket. Sometimes the terminal will carrode and the spring inside will not be able to push out to the bulb to make contact. Otherwise I would check the brake light switch on the break peddle.

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Check the brake light switch should be mounted on the upper brake pedal w/ a plug in wire. If it is shot, no brake lights.

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