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Brake light doesnt work when either or both brakes are applied

Tail light works and it has correct bulb

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You need to remove the bulb and check to see if you are getting voltage to the socket when you hit either the front brake lever or rear brake pedal. Use a test light or a volt meter. If you are getting voltage, then the bulb has burned out on the brake light element side. If you are not getting voltage, go back to your brake light switches and see if they are working. When you pull the lever or hit the pedal, you should have voltage going through the switch. Check the fuse, with a test light or meter, to see if it is blown or not. DO NOT trust your eyes. One of those is definitely your problem.

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