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What would cause the brake lights on a 1988 olds cutlass ciera not to work the 3rd brake light works fine all the wires seem to be intact and the fuses are all good?

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2006-09-29 22:03:57
2006-09-29 22:03:57

I can help you I had that problem on my 1988 cutlass ciera and the answer is that one of the lights on the back not the third small on is not working. Open the trunk take out the bulb itself and check the wiring. That what was wrong with mine someone didn't have it wired right. Hope this helps you out.

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