1995 Saturn SL1 brakelights

Tiny
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  • 1995 SATURN SL1
  • 1.9L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 210,000 MILES
I replaced a bulb on the back driver side brake lights, they worked for about 20 seconds then all the brake lights will not go on when brake pedal is depressed. When I turn on head lights all lights go on normal, I did change out the brake switch still will not on when engaged. Please help.
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 3:03 PM

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Tiny
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Did you check the fuse? Also make sure you've used the right bulb
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 3:07 PM
Tiny
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Yes, as a matter of fact I changed all the fuses under the hood
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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The right bulb was used as well
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
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I meant to say checked all fusses not change all fuses
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 3:30 PM
Tiny
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Without checking anything with a test light or meter id say you've got a bad brake switch, or a wiring problem at the switch if all the brake lights quit at once
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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I did change out the brake light switch, the brake light went on with the old switch then stopped, so then I changed out the brake light switch still nothing, one thing I did notice over the past several weeks the left turn signal blinks rapidly, which it did not do before. Are they integrated for this model car
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 4:06 PM
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I do know how to use a volt meter
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 4:07 PM
Tiny
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Its ok. Do your hazard lights and blinkers work in the rear?
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 4:27 PM
Tiny
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Yes on both sides the one on passenger side blinks slower, both sides work
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
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Blinkers and hazards use the same filament in the bulb as the brake lights so all the stuff in the back of the car is ok. The one side that flashes more quickly probably has another bulb out somewhere. As far as the brake lights, the orange wire going in to the switch is power in and the light blue wires are power out to the lights. Do you have a test light?
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 5:14 PM
Tiny
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Found the problem. It was the fuse I double checked only this time I checked for continuity it was bad how ever when you see it up to the light its not broken weirdest thing I have ever seen. Thank you for your help I will make a donation your website is full of helpful info and thank you for responding.

Sincerely, Rafael (now a follower of your website)
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 6:16 PM
Tiny
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Youre very welcome! I knew you could do it. This kind of thing happens to me all the time. Its the nature of the business. Glad you got it going
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 AT 6:34 PM

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