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I have a '96 STS. None of the brake lights/running lights are working except for the strip/3rd brake light(s). The "brakelight" fuse is OK. I checked the bulbs and they're all OK too. Would this have to be wiring issue? Thanks
 

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The main harness for rear lighting comes together near the left trunk fenderwell. Sounds like you have to start there - pull the carpet and look for bad body grounds or poor connectors.
 

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It was the ground. The ground wire in the trunk on the left side under the carpet. I took it off and the metal was actually painted (at the factory I guess), so I sanded it down to bare metal, put it back and they all work. Who'da thunk that it would go "bad" 13 years later?
 
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