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Old 04-24-2007, 11:14 PM   #1
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My center brake light is not working. The lead that runs to ground from the bulb has broken.

Any ideas on a quick fix? Dealer wants $63 for this recepticle!!!!

I have noticed at least on other Bonny around my year with this light out.

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Anyone have any tricks for this, short of getting tricked by the parts counter?
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Where did the wire break? Right at the socket? I'm not familiar with the design of your light, but if it has a removable socket, you could probably get a replacement at places like AutoZone or Advance.
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The lead that makes the ground contact broke, so it is too short.

We've tried soldering an extension and it just doesn't seem to work.

I like that LED solution, but I am not sure what is involved in removing the rear deck.

Working on my back in a trunk or under a dash is just no fun at 52.
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Junkyard would be my first trip. Should make it quick and cheap to fix.
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