Brake Lights Burning Out on Chevrolet Suburban 1500

Average mileage: 149,000 (148,000–150,000)
1 model year affected: 1998
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The rear brake lights overheat resulting in the plastic lamp bulb connectors melting and finally the lamp itself breaks a filament. The service lamp filament which is the in the same bulb continues to operate. I tried fitting LED bulbs to try and reduce the current drain, but both burnt out as soon as the brakes were applied.
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Original lamps working ok, but wanted to replace brake lights with LED " light bulbs" for safety..... ( brighter, longer life, and faster "on" time for brake light display ) LED base just melted ....... the LED was labeled as the correct filament replacement.... not sure why LED bulb / base would justmelt......
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