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Q: brake lights don't work

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My dash lights was going on when I press the brakes and now it doesn't anymore and the brake lights don't come on but the tail lights turn on when the lights come on

My car has 189000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It sounds like you may have a bad brake light switch or a blown fuse. Fuses are often the cause of electrical problems like these. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic.com, will be able to determine the exact cause of your car’s light issues.

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