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What's wrong with my Skoda Octavia's brake lights?

The other day I found that all three of my brake lights have stopped working. I've done the usual checks - fuse, bulbs. No other lights are affected - the indicators, reverse, fog and side lights all work. I find it strange that it's just the brake lights that have failed. Where do I start, is this something I could do myself or is it a garage job?

Asked on 31 July 2010 by Chronic

Answered by Alan Ross
It could possibly be the brake actuator switch (I'm not sure where it's fitted to your car). However, this switch is fitted somewhere on your hydraulic system, so that when you apply the brakes the hydraulic pressure (besides applying the brakes) also acts on a switch which completes the electrical circuit to the brake lights. I would suggest you check this out.
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