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The Rear lights work but neither brake light comes on when braking checked fuses they are ok. Can both brake lights go out at the same time or could there be a wiring problem?

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The first thing to do is check the brake light switch under the driver side panel up a little where the brake pedal bends. This brake light switch is mounted under the panel so that a small plunger extends to where the brake pedal contacts it when the pedal is at rest (your foot off). This plunger is held in by spring pressure built into the switch and is in the off position. When you step on the brake, the pedal moves forward releasing tension on the switch spring turning the brake lights on. If the switch is stuck or jammed in the off position, no lights, if it is stuck on the on position, brake lights all the time and a run down battery.

This switch cost a couple dollars on the internet, but shipping makes it about ten bucks. You can buy one at an automotive supply "Auto Zone?" for about seven bucks. and it mounts to a bracket under that panel. This switch is about the size of your thumg with a two inch plunger.

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Check the switch at the break pedal

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