I have a 2000 Lexus ES300. Recently, while someone else was in possession of my car, they caused some issues when they ran my new battery dead and then jump started it backwards, shorting out my alternator and alternator fuse.
After replacing these I noticed that the light illuminated on my dash indicating I had two burnt out rear bulbs, it was my 3rd brake light which is located in with my regular brake lights and tail lights (not above in the rear window).
I replaced these bulbs (both were blown), however the light came back on. I rechecked the bulbs and they are good. I am unable to locate a fuse that could control just the third brake light. Every fuse I have checked looks good.
Does anyone have any knowledge of what this could be that can help me out? I'd greatly appreciate any input! Thanks in advance for any suggestions.