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Third brake light stays on; brakelights very dim; radio, clock, flasher emblem on dash blink when turn signals are used; signals flash fast when brake pedal is applied.

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Sounds like you have a short somewhere in the brake circuit. May be between the brakes and the blinkers in the brake lights.

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