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    Default Brake Light Troubleshooting

    Sorry if this is a duplicate post in case someone else had same problem.

    2005 Silverado

    Braking lights on the tailgate do not work when braking.
    They do work for turn signal and for hazards.
    Center light on cab does work.
    Fuses good (inspected).
    Relay are good (tested at store and swapped on truck).
    Brake switch on pedal good (replaced, with same symptoms).

    Thinking turn signal switch or a ground.

    How do I check for a ground? I have a multi-meter available but the advice I've read so far doesn't really seem clear to me.

    If it's a turn signal how much work is that to replace?

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    If your cars back light and turn lights are not working you should replace the whole tail light without any second thought...it is very important while you drive the car...prevents you from collision and accidents
    lisathomas

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    Agreed, I used our other vehicle in the mean time. We have a lot of construction going on and I didn't want to be back-ended on a sudden stop because my lights didn't work.

    Having exhausted my limits of knowledge, I just took it to the local shop. All it was apparently was a dirt contact, they cleaned it up and I was good to go.

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