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96 Chevy S10 Tail lights are out...

Hey everyone. I have a 96 S10 5 speed manual. The tail lights went out on me last night on my way home from work (causing me to get pulled over.) My break lights work, turn signals work, and my hazard lights work. So what's up with my tail lights??? Thanks for any help

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Probably a blown fuse or a broken ground somewhere.JMO


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Try the simple checks first. There should be dual filament bulbs, and you may have burned out the running lamp on both sides. All the items that work (brakes, turn and hazard) use the bright filament in the bulb; running lamps use the low output filament in the bulb.

Sometimes the bulb on one side burns out first, but you don't notice it. Then when the 2nd one goes out it seems likes both quit at one time. If you have a four wire trailer connector, you can also use a multimeter to verify there is power getting to the rear lights.

If its not the bulb, then its probably the wire that runs to the tail lamps.

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Are your side marker lights still working? If so it's probably just the bulbs burnt out. I believe they are on the same fuse. Only other thing it might be is the wire to the tail lights.
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