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97 chevy lumina break lights

I own a 1997 chevy lumina and my center break light works, but the other two do not. Does this mean I need a new turn signal switch? The bulbs and fuses are good,and my buddy tested the wires and they are live.

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  • heath_dan May 11, 2010

    I have the same problem and replaced the switch and it did not fix it. I've tested the wires, bulbs, and checked all the fuses...whats next? Please Help!

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All you need is a new brake light switch which is mounted by the brake pedal

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Um actually i had the same problem a couple months ago and we tried everything ( i have the exact same car) i found out that inside of my turn signal were wires that actually control the brake lights on the lumina...its weird but if you move those wires around gently, you my find out that you have a short some where n there, like i did.

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