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Old 28 Jun 2005, 10:30 pm
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Default Brake light yes? and NO?

My wife was following me to my hot rod shop (getting my sway bars put on finally) she told me my rear brake light sometimes works, and other times it doesn't ? think I could have a short somewhere? kind of weird it is intermitant. ?????ideas?
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Old 28 Jun 2005, 11:28 pm
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Sounds more like a loose connection than a short. If something shorted, it would/should have blown a fuse and you wouldn't have the sometimes work and sometimes don't.
Check the connector going to the brake light switch, it's under the dash, next to the brake pedal.
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Old 29 Jun 2005, 09:01 am
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All brake lights or just one in the hatch? If all, agree with TPS Cruiser, and also be sure fuse is in tight. If just one in hatch, must be a connector going to that, plus one at base of light.....[:I]
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Old 30 Jun 2005, 10:21 am
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Make sure there is dielectric grease in the socket, then reinstall the bulb. Most people miss this step when they install a new bulb. This is important because the grease keeps out moisture which corrodes the connection. Let us know what you find out. I had a similar problem last year which was related to my trailer hitch wiring
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Old 04 Jul 2005, 07:48 pm
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When you had all that work done in the back (rear battery, etc.), something could have been re-rigged for the brake lights and you now have a loose conection in the wires. Check that or have the shop check it.[:I]
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