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My third brake lights are not working. I’ve replaced all six…

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My third brake lights...

My third brake lights are not working. I’ve replaced all six bulbs

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

That’s checked with every oil change. My break lights work . It’s the top light not working

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

2014 Kia soul

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

Yes. I’ve changed the fuse and we replaced all six lights

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

That’s it. Brake lights works . Just the top light isn’t lighting up

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The lower brake lights and upper brake light are on the same circuit. So let's check the 3rd brake light wiring to see if you are missing ground on the black wire or power from the brakes pressed on the green wire. Next, we need to follow the wire harness from the lamp to see if we can find a wire break.

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