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flashing 3rd break lite

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by explornj, September 22, 2002.

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    1. explornj

      explornj Active Member

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      I am trying to figure out why on my mom's 97 sport the 3rd break lite flashes dimly and kinda fast, I have no ideas why this happens. any info would be help full
       
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      Check to see if any other brake lights are out or otherwise not normal. Sounds like you have a loss of resistance in the system. Or if she still has that long neon type 3rd light it could be a ballast, which is a PITA to replace.
       
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      Acutally the ballast is easy to replace, it's the actual light that is a PITA. To replace it, you have to drill out 7 1/4" rivets and then reinstall new ones when you put it back together. The ballast is easilly accessed under the rear hatch plastic trim cover.
       

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