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Right brake light is out. i replaced the bulb but it didn't help. when right turn is on, if i hit the brake, the turn signal cancels.

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Sounds more like you have a worn/corroded tail light bulb socket, you can purchase them at any decent auto parts store just make sure you purchase the correct replacement for your particular vehicle(a poor grounded wire usually is the cure and most of the time it is repaired by replacing the socket).

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