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No voltage going to the brake lights when the brake pedal is pushed.

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Your brake lamp circuit is very simple. See the diagram below. The only thing between the fuse and the brake lights is the switch at the brake pedal.

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Check fuse and switch if both o.k.
check for brocken wire if trailer plug was installed its a goo start

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Try replacing your brake switch located under the dash on the drivers side to the left of the brake pedal. There are two switches. It's the top left one.

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Make sure your front brake calipers and rear wheel cyls. have no signs of brake fluid leaks, and brake pads and shoes are in good shape, if ok most likely problem is the master cyl. needs replacement.

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When you press on the brake? Have your brake vacuum assist checked. It,s that bigspaceship looking thing between the brake master cylinder an firewall. good luck and be safe.

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It sounds like there is a wire shorted out or grounding through your brake lights, I would start by looking at the wires that lead to the trailer light plug by the rear bumper.

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