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My brake lights are dim and signal works slowly. but tail lights dont work at when lights are turned on. how do i fix this?

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The first thing to do is pull the tail lights from the box and check the ground wires to be sure they are still good. Make sure there isn't any bare wire rubbing on the box or light frame. If everything looks good there crawl under the truck and check the plug-in for the wire harness itself. You'll find it on the driver's side at the back of the frame. Take it apart and check for a greenish color on the contacts or wires. That is corrosion and needs to be cleaned off. Also give each wire a little tug and make sure they are not rotting off the plug-in. Also check the back side of the plugs for corrosion. There is a ground on the frame from the wire harness, make sure it is still good. Take it off and clean it up as well as the frame before you put it back on. Hope this helps.

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