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glaz1281 11-29-2012 03:00 PM

Passenger side brake light
 
I having a problem with my brake light. When I turn the bulb holder all the way and it clicks in it goes out. If I dont turn the holder fully the light works .Ive tried different bulb holders. Could it be the part that the bulb holders twist into.??? Anyone with a similar problem? All replies apppreciated.

bkgreene39 11-29-2012 04:23 PM

are you referring to the middle brake light?

bkgreene39 11-29-2012 04:24 PM

Third stop lamp?

540 M-Sport 11-29-2012 04:51 PM

You will need to get in there with a flashlight and look at the tail light more closely. Are you absolutely positive you have the correct bulb? If bulb holders from the other side don't help, then the tail light mating surface maybe messed up. You might be able to fix it up, but you may also need to replace the tail light assembly. Factory tail lights are not cheap...

glaz1281 11-29-2012 05:03 PM

I have access to a pair of tail[ghts.Also it is not the third brakelight.Thought someone may have had a similar situation. Thanks

Steve530 11-29-2012 05:27 PM

Did you try swapping the backup light to the brake light position?

glaz1281 11-29-2012 07:44 PM

I didnt really have time to diagnose yet. Athough I did switch some bulbs and sockets from the drivers side. I believe its the housing. Ill check real oem.

glaz1281 12-04-2012 06:24 AM

Problem solved,The brake light housing had a bad socket connection,the metal was bent making for a bad connection. .Switched it out with another housing .All works fine now.


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