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1988 ford thunderbird brake lights and turn signals not working

Both the brake lights and turn signals are not working. I need a fuse diagram.
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  • django1936 Mar 11, 2009

    How do you remove the turn signal switch in the '88 Tbird?

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When this happens the problem is most likely the multi-funtion switch aka turn signal switch. Check to see if the 3rd brakelight comes on when the brake pedal is pushed. If so replace the MFS. The 3rd brakelight in late 80's fords bypasses the turnsignal switch.

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