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The brakelights,dashlights and headlights all quit working on 1999 chevy lumina. The parking lights, turn signals snd high mount brakelight all work.

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  • bob c May 21, 2011

    Headlights high and low both? Do your turn signal and brake share the same bulb?

  • gtham3228 May 21, 2011

    Yes, both high and low beams do not work. Dash lights do not turn on and radio/clock lights go black when parking lights are turned on. Turn signals and brakes share same bulb. Dome light does not work either. All bulbs and fuses have been checked and are good.

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It sound like you may have a bad headlight switch. All of those other lights are wired though that switch as well. Be sure to check all fuses and headlight relay.

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