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When you turn on your left turn signal and you have to apply the breaks at the same time your right rear brake light goes out but the center brake light works?

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2009-09-29 21:26:21
2009-09-29 21:26:21
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If this were my car, I would replace the brake light switch ( near the brake pedal ). This could be the problem and is about the cheapest thing to start with. Good luck.

check the ground connection at the taillights a bad ground will cause this

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