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Brake light goes out and seems contacts from it being plastic is the problem. Bulb is good could it being contact overheating?

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If u unplugged it from the rear light you should see terminal 1 (brown wire) being chaffed and loose. this is the ground wire. make a a new terminal and ground it to the rear light itself, u should see a male pin coming out of the aluminum chassis (fix it there). This should solve your issue.

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