Q: Q: Brake lights won't turn on

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The back up lights and turn signals work, but the brake lights won't turn on.

If all of the brake lights aren’t working, I would suspect either a switch or wiring problem, possibly a fuse. I would have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, test for voltage at the connector and trace it back to the fuse if necessary.

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