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    Default 1989 Silverado 1500 Brake Lights Not Working

    I just bought this truck the other day. The brake lights don't work at all. No lights at all, for anything. The turn signals aren't blinking fast like they would if a bulb were blown either.

    I'm not really sure where to start with this. If anyone has any advise on where to start I'd really appreciate it. I'm familiar with a multimeter and have one for work so I just need to know where to start.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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    Don't want to be painfully obvious, but you looked into the fuses? check the brake light switch behind the brake pedal. My switch broke on my old 88. I would not suggest a bad ground - each brake light should be grounded individualy.

    headlights work? interior and dash lights work?
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    Haha yes I checked the fuses. Interior and dash lights do work. I'm gonna check the switch in the AM. Anything else I could check if the switch is still OK? Thanks for the reply.

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    Ok so this is worse then I thought... I reposted another topic outlining my issues.

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