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Buick Rainier Rear lights may be out due to failed light socket plate

Buick Rainier Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 95,000 mi (90,000 mi - 100,000 mi)

One or more of the rear lights may be out due to a failed light socket plate.
  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    Rear left turn signal went out -- replaced bulb, still no good. Checked fuses, etc. Just put it back together to "get to it later." Then the right one ALSO went out within a week. Now I began to suspect the turn signal switch in the steering column -- and not looking forward to fixing THAT... but then, just for fun, I opened up the right turn lamp and noticed that the socket connecter (metal contact) itself was black and charred... so I opened up the left one... same thing. The rest of both lamp holders were completely clean -- and I live in Phoenix so there's no salt problem or excessive moisture or anything. I used sandpaper to clean up the contacts and everything works! Going to get two new sockets, but lamps are working again for now!

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    Left rear brake light will not work properly. We have replaced bulbs. My husband thinks he will have it fixed but it goes out again.

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