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Brake lights and Tail lights not working.

Hello,

I changed all the bulbs-twice, just to be sure. The right brake light is dim, the left is bright. None of the tail lights work. Left blinker works, the right doesn't. Only right brake works when the headlights are on.

Any solutions, PLEASE? Thank you!

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  • modivo114 Aug 26, 2009

    Hi Telly,

    How do I check all the earth/ground wiring to the car chassis?

    I checked the fuses and changed the brake light fuse, but didn't change the problem.

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You might need to get new wiring done to the lights because there either riped or old

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Easy one this ....... check all the earth/ground wiring to the car chassis.

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