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Why do you have to pump on the brakes to get the brake lights to come on?

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2009-10-25 00:25:59
2009-10-25 00:25:59

You need to adjust your brake light switch. It should be located on the brake pedal. Unplug the switch and loosen the nuts to adjust the button closer to the brake pedal.

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