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Well, I have a few problems, maybe related maybe not. The only brake-light I have that works is my ''Cyclopse'' or third light posted in the window. My bulb's are good, all signals and flashers work, parking light's work, the only issue is the two side brake light's. Sometimes she won't start. I have to play with the fuses, for some reason they pop out while driving and also if you get fingerprints on the key chip it wont start so you have to wipe it off. Most recently I lost two gears. I have I think either 1'st and 3rd or 2nd and 4th, I had a transmission tech check it out and he said it was a wiring issue. The day it started acting up I hit some chunks of ice in the road I couldn't avoid so I don't know if that could have pulled a wire, frayed it or something like that. My initial thought was a solenoid, but the tech said it was a wiring issue. I'm also going to take it in to get a second opinion, but here I can post all the facts and events so you get a better idea. I know my car front to back and I have some mechanical experience. It is a 3.1 V6 (2nd Edition 195 bhp) with a T460E tranny. There were various gear ratio's for this model, but I do believe all the wiring was the same.

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I would check your grounds around your brake lights and gas tank

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