1999 Toyota Camry - Broken wires

The brake lights and backup lights on my 1999 Camry aren’t working. Researching this issue I found that a common issue is the wires breaking inside the corrugated tube that are by the trunk hinge. I opened up the tube and 3 of the 6 wires are broken. I cut a 1 foot length of copper wire for each broken wire, and connected them to the broken wires, being sure to connect white to white, etc. It didn’t work. What should I do now?

Have you checked the fuse(s), May have shorted out when the wires broke.
Check the wires with an multimeter.


Thank you for your reply. I can do that, but do you know where the fuse box is for those wires? There’s a few different fuse boxes on this car.