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2002 Pontiac Montana Question: Rear brake lights keep blowing out.

 

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gerb3371, 3.4L V6, Conyers, GA, April 26, 2011, 13:39
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The center brake light works fine. The problem is with the two rear brake lights. They constantly burn out. Every time I replace the bulbs, they work for a short while, but very soon they stop lighting. When I check the bulbs the plastic base with the thin wiring are all melted and have a burning smell. What can I do?
please send anser to gordongerber@bellsouth.net

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    April 26, 2011, 13:41
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    sounds like ground issues in the sockets. replace the sockets and bulbs together and verify the ground

    Roy

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    PREFERRRED AUTOMOTIVE from Preferred Automotive, April 26, 2011, 13:51
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    Sounds like the sockets are bad. Old burnt out bulbs can cause this.

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    Visitor, July 02, 2011, 10:42

    Purchase oem rear light sockets that hold the bulbs. they cost about $50 each from the dealer.

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