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Only the rear brake light works is it a simple switch that needs replacing?

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Hi..

exactly the problem is with the switch.when you put your front brake the switch is not getting activated.try changing the switch.

if the problem stil presists then the problem is with the wire connecting the bulb.check the continuity of the wire and check the voltage coming to the bulb.if no voltage is coming there may be a junction box connecting this light this may be burnt out replace it..

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