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Driver side brake light not working but the turn signal on that side is working.

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It's the bulb, it's a dual filament bulb and the brake filament is bad.

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  • gbtr47 Apr 04, 2011

    New bulbs.the hazard light don`t work on that side too.It is a 1978 trans am

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    Mical Caterina Apr 04, 2011

    check to make sure bulb is seated properly - easy to get it backwards, side pegs on bulbs at different heights and can easily get mis matched.

  • gbtr47 Apr 04, 2011

    That is the frist thing i checked.

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