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Malfunctioning brake lights.

Hi.  I have a 99 altima.  The break lights seem to be malfunctioning.  two main light don't illuminate when i press the brake pedal even though the third, high mounted light in the rear windshield works.  fuses are fine.  I looked at the bulbs and they seem fine, too.  any ideas?

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Most likely a short in your break line. You might also check the brake switch, but I would think if the break switch was going, it you wouldn't even have the third lite working...

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