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    Default Brake Light Problem

    On my 1998 Chevy K-1500, my brake lights do not work all the time. They will work sometimes when I push on the brake pedal, but then not at other times. Could this be a bad switch? I'm not sure what the problem is. This just started happening today.

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    It could be the switch. I'm not sure if the wire is loose, or something else. I hope it is something easy, and someone can give you a answer soon. Good Luck!
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    I would check for the following before replacing the switch:

    Bad ground.
    Corroded bulb sockets.
    Broken or frayed wire.

    I had the same problem with an old Dodge pickup; it turned out to be a bad ground.

    Good luck.
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    is that a good bad ground or a bad bad ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth View Post
    is that a good bad ground or a bad bad ground?

    BAD GROUND!!!! You go sit in the corner and think about what you did!!!

    "Sometimes, a little brain damage helps" - George Carlin

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    Volant CAI
    Optima red top
    Westin chrome side steps
    Leer 100XL cap
    Line-x bed liner
    Cat back
    Panasonic DVD headunit
    Alpine amp & sub
    Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS
    Viper 900 alarm with remote start
    ScanGauge II
    Sirius Stratus 6 satellite radio
    BetterBuilt fender well box

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    do you want some cheese with that whine?

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    DAMN,,,,you all have fun again without me .

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    What about my brakelights?

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    Your tail light board might need a good cleaning as well...

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