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99 chevy express turn on headlights and the brake lights won`t work. turn on headlights and brake lights are very dim

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Look for grounding problems at back lights.

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Of course the standard procedure of checking the fuses, the harness connectors and the wire harness themselves still apply.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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