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Why would my tail lights stop working when i replaced the turn signal switch?
1999 Chevrolet Lumina

Why would my tail lights stop working when i replaced the turn signal switch?

(1999 Chevrolet Lumina)
mytail lights worked un til i replaced my turn signal switch. My break lights didn't work unless i pulled on the switch so i replaced it. now tail lights wont work and i checked all fuses and bulbs.
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on June 17, 2014
Take a test light and test every fuse you can find until you find the one that's blown!!... Then replace it with one that's not!!!
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on June 17, 2014
I checked all of the fuses and they are all good. I was told that the tail light bulb is a 2-way bulb. Does that sound right and if so 2-way to what? If i replace it should tail lights work?
on June 18, 2014
When you turn the headlight switch to the PARK light position... do all the other PARK lights (except the rear) work ok?? ... Do the brake lights and turn signals work ok now???.... Have you checked?.. Get some hands-on help!!
on June 18, 2014
Yes. I have checked everything and everything works except for the tail lights. I was told that it is a 2-way bulb for the tail and break lights and that the tail light bulbs could have blown after replacing the switch simply because that part of the bulb was weaker because of the break light part not being used until I replaced the switch. That sounds a little strange to me. Any thoughts on that?
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on June 17, 2014
Take a test light and test every fuse you can find until you find the one that's blown!!... Then replace it with one that's not!!!
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on June 17, 2014
I checked all of the fuses and they are all good. I was told that the tail light bulb is a 2-way bulb. Does that sound right and if so 2-way to what? If i replace it should tail lights work?
on June 18, 2014
When you turn the headlight switch to the PARK light position... do all the other PARK lights (except the rear) work ok?? ... Do the brake lights and turn signals work ok now???.... Have you checked?.. Get some hands-on help!!
on June 18, 2014
Yes. I have checked everything and everything works except for the tail lights. I was told that it is a 2-way bulb for the tail and break lights and that the tail light bulbs could have blown after replacing the switch simply because that part of the bulb was weaker because of the break light part not being used until I replaced the switch. That sounds a little strange to me. Any thoughts on that?

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