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What is with an 89 Regal the brake lights do not work and the fuses are good?

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2006-04-11 04:55:47
2006-04-11 04:55:47

Could B a BRAKE light switch or a Turn signal harness I had one where a "Fuseable Link" had blown and another where a defective "Fuse Block" was the culprit. I just jumpered a wire from a hot connection on the Fuse Block to the dead section of the Fuse Block and all was well. I would only attempt this if you are familar with wiring and soldering and of course electricity lol ;-) TommyTrouble

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