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No brake lights! Fuse is fine, brakes work fine, bulbs are fine, all other lights work. Where do I find the pressure activated switch to the brake lights?

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Are you sure the fused is good , bulbe good
, - check in the trunk to see is the wire connector is disconnected. will if not , look wher the brakes peddle is , there is a switch there , disconnect the wire connetion and check to see if you have power at both side , now there must be power on one side , used a wire and bridge the connection , check and see it the brakes light is on . if on , then you know that the brakes switch is bad, reply

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