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Brake light problems

My main brake lights are not working but my little strip one is, also my left reverse light is also not working, i have replaced the bulbs, checked fuses, and tried to check for shorts in the wires...anybody have any suggestions?

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Check the actual fuse box not the fuse itself. There is probably something stuck in it that is shorting it out.

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