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I need to find the main brake light wire. Where located and color of wire. Thanks. Larry

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In the trunk or at the trailer hitch connector.Just look at the wires going to the brake light bulbs they only power up when brakes are applied.

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Vehicle Second Accessory Wire Location: N/A
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Factory Anti-Theft System Type: None
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