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Old 07-22-2020, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default 92 240 Wagon Brake Issue

So my passenger side brake light went out. As i checked the sockets, the metal slide connector on the assembly where the socket slides on is melted into the plastic. I then took the yellow brake wire and spade connected it to the socket pin where the bulb meets.

The brake light works. But then when the lights are turned on, the brake light goes out along with the running light when brakes is pressed.

What gives?
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Old 07-23-2020, 01:54 AM   #2
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Are you sure you got it attached to the right contact?

Photo of the area would help if you can get it (I know it's not the easiest spot to do that...)

Edit: I bet ground connector isn't hooked up. So when brakes are pressed, the 12V grounds out through the running light filament and gives you light. Then when you turn on the lights, the running light grounds out through brake light filament and works too. But when both are active, they're both at 12V and no current flows.

You might have to make a little jumper wire to reconnect the ground contact. (Or just replace tail-light.) I also recommend LED bulbs for the running light - they use a lot less power and run cooler, so are less likely to melt anything.
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Old 07-23-2020, 11:56 AM   #3
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Ok i’ll check the ground and give it a shot
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