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Unread 10-16-2008, 10:47 AM   #1
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Can't finish 3rd brakelight installation

Bought a used 3rd brakelight from a forum member and got it installed, but it's not turning on when I apply the brakes.
Got the car with the 3rd brakelight missing, but the wiring was still there in the rear hatch. I figure it's a broken wire or another split that's not connected. My problem is that I don't know where the wire harness goes from the top of the rear hatch and I don't want to take the whole rear interior apart. Anyone know where to look for the problem?

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Unread 10-16-2008, 11:26 AM   #2
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Take the interior apart and start tracing wires.
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Unread 10-17-2008, 02:36 AM   #3
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Take the interior apart and start tracing wires.
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My problem is that I don't know where the wire harness goes from the top of the rear hatch and I don't want to take the whole rear interior apart. Anyone know where to look for the problem?
Like I said, That's what I want to avoid if it's possible and I can't imagine that someone hasn't taken the interior apart before. Somebody knows where these wires run.
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Unread 10-17-2008, 02:51 AM   #4
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Start to narrow down your problem first. Get a voltmeter and see if those wires have current or not.
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Unread 10-17-2008, 08:04 AM   #5
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If ur sure it is a broken wire, couldn't u just run a new wire to the rear brake light. wouldnt think it would be too difficult to fish a wire to it.
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Unread 10-17-2008, 09:17 AM   #6
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My point was there is no other way, than to pull trim to trace wires.
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