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What causes the tail lights to go out when the lights are on and brake pedal is pressed?

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2004-11-11 18:46:14
2004-11-11 18:46:14

LAST TIME I RAN IN 2 THAT - SOMEBODY HAD INSTALLED A TAILLIGHT BULB IN BACKWARDS-was forced in 180? out.BUT there could also B a bare wire @ the brake light switch or back 2 the rear bulbs.

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