Irritating brake light failure

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Thread: Irritating brake light failure

  1. #1
    Saab Junior
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    Jul 2005

    Irritating brake light failure

    9-5 estate year 2000

    One of the brake lights is not working, slapping the pod makes it work for a bit then it goes again

    Now I have had the pod off and the brake bulb base and socket contacts are all shiny clean, so I dont think it's a bad connect in there

    The pod connects to the body with 2 hex screws at the boot and two 'poles' at the other end.

    Could it be bad earth at those poles? except the indicators work fine.

    I can fix most things on the car but these electrical things drive me crazy!



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    Administrator aerojon's Avatar
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    Nov 2009

    Re: Irritating brake light failure

    could be the connector in the plug not making a good contact with the lampholder..
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    Kippen, Stirling

    Re: Irritating brake light failure


    Light bulbs which come back on after a slap, to me indicate that the filament has parted slightly and the vibration of the hit makes them flutter about and they sometimes touch and fuse together again, allowing it to work for a short while. Replace the bulb.

    Paul @ Kippen.

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