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Rear left turn signal and brake light does not work

We checked both the light bulbs and the fuses for these components but can not get the left side turn signal and brake tail lights to work.

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Use a test light to test the socket at the problem,see if there is 12 volts at the socket.Also,make sure the correct bulbs are being used,the wrong bulb will not make contact.

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Problem What To Do Turn signals light, but do not flash Replace the flasher No turn signals light on either side Check the fuse. Replace if defective.
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