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Old 05-14-2014, 08:28 PM
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Whistle Brakelight hackjob

Well, today at Partsource an old man told me my right brake light was out, and sure enough it was. I check, and the socket's got serious corrosion, but it turns out someone had rewired the headlight (according to my cuz the mechanic), causing it to get constant voltage, and so the best we could do for now was to rig it so the tail light still works. Will have to see his friend the electrician tomorrow to see if it can be corrected so I don't have to buy new tail lights.

Not complaining, glad it wasn't something worse, and at least the middle and left one work.

I expected to drop $2-3k on maintenance anyway, so oh well :P
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Search. There are a number of articles on either repairing the plates behind ours or replacing them with a MB part which eliminates the problem. Also, be careful about troubleshooting the lights. The car has a constant check of the lights as part it's bulb check function. It may cause someone to think it was wired wrong.
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