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Old 03-09-2018   #1
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Third Brake Light Failed !

My third ("boot level") brake light has failed.

Thinking it was just the bulb that had blown, I went to replace it. When the new bulb didn't didn't work, I used the other "new bulb" in the pack that I'd purchased, just in case the first bulb was "duff" !

With no "new bulb" working, I called into the Main Dealer to see if they could offer any assistance (whilst keeping my hand firming on my purse).

He "re-fitted" said "new bulbs" and got nothing (I told him that, but I suppose they like to check these things themselves !!!!).

He checked pulled apart the "connector" (bulb to connector to wire) to check that part was okay (by looking at it and doing that "technical" blow on it thing technical people like to do). That appeared to be okay...

And then he said that probably the wire that had broken somewhere, stating that wires break (and lifting the boot lid up and down by way of a demonstration).

He said that he would book me an appointment, remove the Third Brake Light Wire ...and check it/replace it.

At which point I thanked him...and departed (He is a Main Dealer and they only "quote prices" once the offending article is in bits and they have "your full attention" so to speak).

So the question(s) is/are...

Does this sound like it is a "break in the wire" problem ?

If so, how do I check it (and locate the "break") ?

Has anyone else had this problem ?

What is the best (I mean easiest) solution ?

Could it be "another problem" ?

Thanks in advance

Kx
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Re: Third Brake Light Failed !

The wiring might well have broken inside the black rubber flexible trunking that runs between the boot lid and the back of the boot trim. I would certainly check this first. This trunking is held in place by a plastic plug or grommet so try levering this gently with a small screwdriver and pulling trunking back to expose the wires inside. Any break should be clear to see. If this proves to be the problem, a repair shouldn't be too difficult!
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Re: Third Brake Light Failed !

Thanks for the information and reassurance

I'm off to an Auto Electric guy this morning for him to look for a possible break.
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Re: Third Brake Light Failed !

Did you get this sorted?
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