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Q: Brake and taillights not working

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My brake and taillights are not working.

The problem is most likely the brake light switch, it mounts to the brake pedal, and when pushed, illuminates the brake lights. The problem could also be a fuse or relay. If you need assistance, use YourMechanic to have a technician come to you to diagnose and repair your brake lights and taillights for you.

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