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NO BRAKE LIGHTS

Fuses good bulbs good no fire to brake lights

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Its the brake light switch. There is actually a recall on them. recall info

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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Sounds like a broken wire somewhere.
Since the middle brake light works I would suspect it is somewhere in the trunk or close to the back seat.
Buy or make a tester. A 12v light with a clip on one wire that you clip to a good ground on the car the other wire with a sharp point. Turn the turn signals on then poke wire to rear lights until tester lights. When tester lights you know the break is somewhere inbetween the tester and the brake lights.

Hope this helps.

Stan

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