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98 saturn sc electrical problem

When I press the on the brakes, the dash lights and front fog lamps come on. If I'm runnig with my headlamps on, the rear third brake light is on. Any thoughts?

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Yes you have a electrical problem these Saturn vehicles are known for having shorts. Take it to any mechanic or Saturn dealer and they can rewire the car for around ball park figures $100-200 bucks. This is most likely the problem.

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Sounds like a bad ground in the rear of the vehicle i would inspect the grounds in the trunk area for one broken or loose.

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