Originally Posted by ESchocklin
Thanks! Lol! Yes, year make and model would be handy to have! It's a 2004 Grand Cherokee Overland. The contacts on the left side seem to all be ok, the burnt ones were on the right brake light socket. Guess I could swap the left and right assemblies and let them hang, to see if the problem changes sides. At this point I think it is the circuit board on the right side. Planning to try a new OEM right tail light assembly next, since the plug on the non OEM one didn't seem to fit all the way on.
If you add your vehicle to your profile, you don't need to remember to include it.
Some of the aftermarket assemblies are OK, but most seem to be quality rejects from the Cheap Sh!t from China store.
Dunno your year, but there should be a bulb detector in the left rear of the cargo area. Those can act up.
If you can even just dangle the left side one from the right side to test, that may help you avoid unnecessary expense. [multiple online mopar parts dealers]
But the GCs are not known for quality of grounds is why I mentioned that it could be an issue over on the left. If you have a cheap Rat Shack [hurry before they close if you don't] DVM, you can put one probe on body and the other on the negative connector on the socket and have someone hit the brakes for you. Use a low scale as you don't want as much as 0.1 volt difference. Can also ohm out the grounds with a cheap meter.