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On my 2008 Subaru Outback, my rear tail lights are on as they normally would be, however, when I step on the brake, the brake lights do not come on (for both left and right), but the spoiler brake light comes on. I don't think the brake light switch is the problem because the spoiler light comes on fine.

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Did anyone find a solution, or a good lead on the problem? Just had the bumper replaced after a small accident (tire dealership) and I'd rather not go hunting if it's something simple.

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I just had the same thing happen to my 08 Outback today. Not sure what the problem is. My symptoms are the same as yours.

I have checked the fuses and they seem fine. Also, the bulbs are good because when I turn on the lights they work, just no brake lights when the pedal is pushed.

Thoughts or suggestions?

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There are a few items to check: Fuses [ should be listed as stop, or brake light ] there's a reason if blown, Bulbs [ they have an average life span, you may have 2 that happened to burn out at the same time ], Wireing [ may have a cut or broken wire in a harness in the rear or a trailer light harness problem if equiped.]

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