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Q: Brake lights are not illuminating.

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My brake lights do not illuminate when I press the brake pedal. I replaced the bulbs and checked the fuse, and those do not seem to be the problem.

Most likely the brake light switch has failed. My advice is to have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, test the brake light circuit and replace the brake light switch.

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