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Q: Brake lights not working

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My brake lights are not coming on.

A: The brake light switch should be checked fo...

The brake light switch should be checked for proper operation since it’s the most common failure for this issue. The the brake light system needs to be checked for a switch failure and to see if water is getting into your rear lights which would cause a short in the system. Have a qualified mechanic come and inspect your brake light system to accurately fix your problem.

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