So my third brake/tail light doesn't work and its because the connection made by the door and the car isn't working. I haven't really looked at it, I think I can probably fix it myself. The problem is I dont even know where to start cause I dont know what that is called. I just need to know the proper name to google.
Idk what it's called but start by cleaning the contacts on both sides of the connection (tub and door). If that doesn't fix it then look under the wheel well liner and see if that side of the connection is in place. Lots of folks have had that part disco'd for some reason or other, and therefore the lights don't work.
As was mentioned previously, cleaning the contacts, making sure the bulb isn't blown, and running down the wires to make sure they are still connected and not shorted is a good start. Might also want to check your fuses for any that could be out (blown or removed).
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also make sure the contacts actually touch. put a dab of something that can transfer between the two surfaces, paint or grease, makeup? make sure it is flat and not a big glob, then shut the door. or get two pieces of wire and have someone step on the brakes and use the wire to connect the tabs.
I thought my light was dead for a few days because my door was open every time I checked... sometimes its the little things that seem to cause big problems...
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I thought mine was messed up in the wiring so I took it off. Then realized there was no spring in the contacts, they were flush in there "housing" but you can pull them out a lil bit. I though about putting a spring behind the tub contacts.
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