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1995 Chevy Silverado Z71: What's wrong with my brake lights?

1995 Chevy Silverado Z71: What's wrong with my brake lights? I have a 1995 Chevy Silverado Z71, I am having problems with my tail lights where when my headlights are on and I hit the breaks the driver side tail light completely turns off, if I use the left blinker it blinks very fast up till I hit the breaks. When my headlights are off they still don't work properly but legal enough, the left blinker blinks in between fast and slow and when I use the brakes the left side works but very dim, the wiring is all original never tampered with, all I did was put aftermarket tail light covers on it which shouldn't affect anything. The problem usually comes and goes but this last time it lasted for 2 months and now everything works perfect, the problem will be back and I'm afraid I'll run out of luck and a cop will finally notice it. Any help would be very appreciated.

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mcgyver89 [Entry]

Sounds to me like a grounding issue. Did you have to take the tail lamps out when you put the covers on? If so, take them back out and see if you can see where they are grounded (to the body or frame) black wire usually but not always. Clean any connections you find to make sure they are on clean metal. Also, it could be a bulb itself. These issues are really hard to diagnose with out actually seeing it.