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My brake lights come on when I brake, but they do not come…

My brake lights come...

My brake lights come on when I brake, but they do not come on when my headlights are on.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the bulbs?

How exactly do i check those? I believe the 3rd light is the only one coming on when i brake.

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

2001 mustang

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

Yes. Haven't tried anything yet. I was thinking of replacing the fuses, but I'm not sure of which fuse to replace

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

None of my interior lights work either.

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This would mean the multifunction/combination switch has failed which is a common problem. Also known as the turn signal switch. This would be about a $350 job to have done at a shop. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Does that cost include the part?

Yes, the part is about $150 then 2 hours labor. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Would this also be the reason why my blinker clicks really fast when I put my turning signal on?

Possibly but probably not, that usually means a bulb is burned out or wrong bulb is installed. Let me know if you have more question, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Got it. Thank you!

No problem, I'm happy to help. Let me know how it turns out or if you need anything, thanks again and have a great day.

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