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srfrdrew

Third Brake Light Issue AKA Center High Mount

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Hello, hoping someone can help me out....

 

2001 996 2 cab.  

 

There are TWO rear "third" brake lights one set in body and one set in wing.

 

The one set in body is completely dark and not responding when applying the brakes.  The one set in wing works and responds.

 

I tested the one set in body in the wing spot and works and tested the known good wing light into the body and went dark and did not respond

 

Also for good measure I replaced all FOURTEEN bulbs since I was already knee deep in this.

 

So I ruled out issue with light fixture.   It looks like the issue is the actually at electrical connection/connector.  Anyone had this issue and could lead me to a solution?

 

I have not tested the cruse control as of yet nor checked the fuses, however, the rest of the brake lights work normally.

 

I might want to add that I've had the rear wing red "light" staying on on the dashboard and not going off and I believe the rear wing is not actuating properly as well, not sure if there is relation here.

 

Thank you in advance for your input.

Edited by srfrdrew

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There is a cable to the rear wing for those lights - best inspect it for corrosion or damage.

Has the wing been changed out or is the factory stock wing?

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Hi Loren,

 

Thanks for the suggestion...

 

-  Cable to the rear wing for those lights - best inspect it for corrosion or damage.

>>>Do you have the schematic or diagram not sure where to look and what areas would be susceptible or in question?

 

- has the wing been changed out or is the factory stock wing

>>>>The wing has not been changed out and IS indeed the factory wing. A note that I did replace, successfully, one of the plastic pistons a year or so ago (no runs, no hits and no errors at that time), but the issues now discussed above seemed to be recent (discovery)

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