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When lights are on, rear lights(brake) go out when brake pedal is applied. Third brake light works normally all the time, and brake lights come on in day time though they are dim. Rear brake and running lights are dim as compared to third brake light.

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Sounds to me you have a gounding problem with the lights in the back. ck the bulbs to see if they are in good shape no rust and such. than ck the wiring in the back and see if you find where they are getting the for the light at

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