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Hatch running light not working but brake light does work.

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Hatch running light not...

Hatch running light not working but brake light does work. bulbs and fuses look good all other lights work.

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

Yes i topped it off day before yesterday it was pretty much full though

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

99 subaru forester L

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

I tried turning parking light on the steering column off and on to no avail . and i checked the bulbs in the rear and all the fuses

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

My brakes have been really bad lately and the pads are less than a year old not sure if that is important. and the bushing for my clutch pedal wore down and the spring bolt fell out but i put it back up there and the car is the same so not sure

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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

Do you have a vin number I can look up a proper diagram on ?

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