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Old 29 Nov 2016, 03:30 pm
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Default Right brake light not working

Hello all,

I'm new to the forum and would really appreciate your help with my break light issue.

I have a 2004 PT cruiser and the right brake light doesn't work, while the left one does. I replaced the bulb with a new one but that didn't work. I also checked the fuses and they seemed good to me.

The tail light which is in the same bulb does work.

Any ideas???
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Old 29 Nov 2016, 03:50 pm
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Default Re: Right brake light not working

Check for a bad connection in the socket or possibly a broke wire. I've had some older cars that the spring in the socket that pushes the contact against the bulb was bad or the socket was melted not making a good connection.
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Old 29 Nov 2016, 03:50 pm
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By the way, welcome to the forum from Texas.
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Old 29 Nov 2016, 03:59 pm
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Default Re: Right brake light not working

the left socket went bad on mine. twist/wiggle the bulb in the socket while having someone hit the brake.

if that makes it work and you decide to bend the contact in the socket out, be gentle. i broke mine and had to solder it. the brass is very brittle
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Old 29 Nov 2016, 04:01 pm
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Welcome to the forum.

Make sure you check to make sure the replacement light bulb has the same numbers on it or the equivalent.
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Old 30 Nov 2016, 11:59 am
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Thanks all!!! I will check the socket and wiring, and also double check the bulb to see if it's the same one.

I will post the results on here.
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Old 30 Nov 2016, 12:46 pm
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Welcome to the forum
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Old 07 Dec 2016, 12:50 pm
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Good news! The light works when I wiggle it in the socket, so to be sure I'll get a new socket and the problem should be solved.

Thanks all for your help and the warm welcome to the forum!
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