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The right side passenger back brake light will not come on. I have changed all of the light bulbs, and bulb outlets( the devices that the bulbs are inserted in). The left side brake lights work and the turn signals on both sides work. What can I do to get the light back on?

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Check to see if you are getting power to the socket of the faulty light,if not you have a wiring problem,check all the wiring for loose connections & connector plugs also the earth wire.....hope this helps.....cheers

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