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I have changed my break light switch last year and this year…

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I have changed my...

I have changed my break light switch last year and this year and again my break lights are out

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?

The level is good but just if it wasn't would that make them not work

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2003 dodge durango

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Durango yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have checked the bulbs and fuses and the last two times this happend it's been the break light switch and I have replaced that twice once last year and once the biggin of this year and I have gotten the parts from Napa auto and now my lights are out again

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Dodge Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
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Dodge Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

do you have a volt meter to verify power at the switch?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Nope
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Does getting parts from Napa auto have a difference or should I get one from mopar
Dodge Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

I dont know if you even need a switch without doing a proper diag, but OEM parts are always better quality,

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Since I have changed this part twice with parts from Napa do you think I should change it again but this time get a mopar part instead
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
My break bulbs are fine and the fuses are fine and ever time I changed the switch the breaks would work again that's why I think it's that again
Dodge Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

like I said I dont recommend replacing parts with out checking but if your going to buy a new part I would recommend the mopar parts as they are way better quality than napa

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I have no way of checking anything or do you think I should take it in to a mechanic
Dodge Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

switches are cheap and returnable so you may want to try that, or you can get a cheap multi meter and I can walk you though some basic things

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