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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 11 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 11 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 11 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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