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3rd brake light not working

My car mini cooper S 2002 failed inspection becuase of the 3rd brake light being out, so i ordered a new one on the internet, i tried to replace it but still didn't come on, is there a trick to it?? i connected the 2 pin connector but nothing, is there a fuse that control that?

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  • Jadas10 Oct 03, 2009

    Thanks Guys, I forgot to mention my tail brake light do work, so if its a fuse the 3 light won't work right? (2 tail and 3rd brake)so i'm discounting the idea of a fuse. Do you have any idea of cost to repair? i have no choice but to repair it since its needed for safty inspection in my state.

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Yes, there is a fuse. Your owners manual or the fuse box may indicate which fuse controls the third brake light. If you have, or can borrow, a multi-meter you can take out the bulb and use the probes to touch the contacts while someone steps on the brake pedal to see if the bulb socket is getting power. Or, if you find the right fuse you can determine if it is blown, or replace it with a known good fuse.

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Its on the same fuse as your brake tail lights. did you check the bulb. use a light tester see if there power in the wires ,have someone hold the break down so you can test it. if theres juice to it then bulb or possibly the wires have became broken some wheres

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    Steve Sweetleaf Oct 03, 2009

    If its giving you problems and u want a quick fix run a wire from your break light to your third break light and itll work fine.splice into the break light wire on your tail brake lite and hook into that to the 3rd light itll work fine

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