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Left brake light works but the right does not.

I have traced the wiring from the main harness wiring plug to the brake light module plug and got continuity in the wires. 12 V is at the harness plug but cannot get it back to the Rt. light module brake light socket as far as I have checked everything is grounded OK. It appears the socket maybe bad or reversed some how. Still, checking module for correct polarity, etc. Do you know of anything else to look for or check.

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Reversing the plug connnection is far fetched for the plug would have a guide that will fit into the other socket. If this is not in proper position it wont go in. What type of bulb housing do you have? is it the plastic base type? If it is check and see that the ground connection is not insulated at the terminal. There is a certain plastic coating that develops upon prolonged usage of the lamp assembly itself and is normal, only have to clean out the coated terminal to have a bare metal contact. Did you check the bulb socket of the right brake lamp itself? Heat can cause the terminals plastic surface in the socket to be deformed . Check on this also.

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