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xbucux 11-27-2010 10:46 PM

Brake Light
 
2000 WJ here

My light on the driver side rear works when I turn on the lights, but when I step on the brake the light turns off and the brake light does not come on. Should I try to replace the socket Part #4676589? Or do I need to replace the whole light fixture?

Thanks Guys!!!

cheapjeep 11-28-2010 12:00 AM

Re: Brake Light
 
Clean up all of your grounds especially the contact rings in the tail light housing

ChiefNWA 11-28-2010 12:05 AM

Re: Brake Light
 
Yeah, do what Cheapjeep said. Also, use a flat head screw driver and raise the little ground tabs a little. I did that and my lights are fine again.

xbucux 11-28-2010 01:24 AM

Re: Brake Light
 
when you say clean all the grounds, do you mean twist off the socket and clean all the metal? Also what should I use to clean the grounds, wire brush or certain grit sand paper?

Frango100 11-28-2010 08:30 AM

Re: Brake Light
 
I had the same issue yesterday. Just removed the socket, bend the metal tabs a bit out and, voila, working again. If you want to clean the contacts, i would use contact cleaner or a very fine sanding paper if the contacts where really corroded.

xbucux 11-29-2010 09:55 PM

Re: Brake Light
 
Thanks Guys! bending the contacts and cleaning worked!

violant00 11-30-2010 02:20 AM

Re: Brake Light
 
x2 happens often and gets loose threw out 3 bulbs before finding that out...:cool:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frango100 (Post 308284)
I had the same issue yesterday. Just removed the socket, bend the metal tabs a bit out and, voila, working again. If you want to clean the contacts, i would use contact cleaner or a very fine sanding paper if the contacts where really corroded.


Alrkishler 08-05-2012 07:55 PM

Re: Brake Light
 
Much thanks, just did the same contact cleaning/metal raising with a screwdriver, and now both lights (both sides) are working again fine.
Thank you.
2001 gc v8 4x4


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