Re: High Mounted Stop Lamp Intermittent issue Solved!
Well I'm on round 2 on my center brake light and here's what I found on mine.
Mine was intermittent, depending on temperature it would work, not work or be dimly lit. IE would work when car was cold but would stop working after interior warmed up.
On pulling out the light assy. and taking it apart I found what they call cold soldier joints on where the tin connector plates that the LED's are mounted on are attached to the printed circuit board that hold the power dropping resistors.
Using a lower heat pencil type soldier iron I re-soldiered the connections. So far, so good. I had the stick on the brake pedal and was in the rear seat playing with the 2 connectors and the wiring and by slightly flexing the light assy. I found my issue.
I would recommend this repair for the electrically savvy person, it may be too intense for the unskilled.
Being the light assy. is at least a $80 part I was gonna make the attempt on solving my issue or doing a cheaper retro fit.
If my repair doesn't hold up I'll post back.
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