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Q: Brake lights not working.

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Brake lights do not work.

The first and easiest thing to check would be the fuse. If that’s ok, check to see if the switch on the brake pedal itself hasn’t fallen off. If that doesn’t solve your problem, I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, test your brake lights for power at the bulbs and trace it back to the switch to see whats not receiving voltage.

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