The rear light socket plate may fail causing a brake light or other rear light to stop working.
Car Problem Reports
Oldsmobile Silhouette Rear Lights May Not Work Due to Rear Light Socket Plate Failure
Oldsmobile Silhouette Problem
Average Mileage: 113,204 mi (77,000 mi - 167,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette, 152,000 mi
both blinker lights stayed on inside car.when this happened, blinker lights in back worked erratically, then brake lights stopped working then all lights in back stopped working. Also caused "problem" lights to intermittently go on and off. Replaced the back light circuit board and the pigtail and now are fine. problem was where the circuit board and pigtail connected.Did not make good contact.
Visitor, 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Rear brake lights quit working
Visitor, 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette, 77,000 mi
I replaced the rear brake light bulb but it didn't fix the problem.
Visitor, 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette, 110,029 mi
Replaced bulbs but still don't work.
Visitor, 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette, 167,000 mi
Brake lights were not working. Went to my mechanic, and he determined that the Rear Light Socket Plate failed, and would have to be replaced; which I had him do.
Visitor, 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette, 90,000 mi
rear tail light keeps burning out. it has not been fixed
Visitor, 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette, 85,000 mi
Rear right side brake light would not work,even with new bulb. Problem was a faulty connection, entire socket plate had to be replaced.