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I have a 2005 Ford Taurus. The 2 main brake lights quit but…

second opinion] I have a...
second opinion] I have a 2005 Ford Taurus. The 2 main brake lights quit but the eye level brake light works.
There are no burned out bulbs. The parking, hazard and turn signals all work properly.
Thanks.
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Hi, My name is Jay

If the 3rd high brake light works with brakes pressed but the lower two lights do not then this is caused by the turn signal multifunction switch is bad and will need to be replaced. This is very common problem and replacing the switch will fix the problem.

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Sometimes you can turn on and off the hazard switch on the switch real quick several times to clean off internal contacts and brake lights may start working again until you can get switch replaced to fix it permanently.

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Will this require pulling the steering wheel as in the old days? I'm concerned about the air bag.

No you do not need to remove steering wheel but only upper and lower covers and can access from side of column to replace it. Takes about 10 minutes.

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