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2003 vw beetle right rear lights keep burning out primarilly the

Brake lite accessed bulbs replaced them checked them out all worked fine reinstalled assembly checked all functions worked fine drove a few days out again

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    kevin broderick Jun 04, 2014

    I am having the same issue, but it is not actually burning out the bulb, but burning the base of the bulb at the contact point. I have tightened it (pulled up on the tab) several times, but still keeps fouling out the bulb base. It is also the passenger side rear brake light.

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Sometimes quality of the bulbs are suspect in these cases. Check all connections at the assembly for any corrosion or looseness. I believe these also had a problem with the brakelight switch just above the brake pedal. My guess would be the connection at the brake light assembly or the socket where the bulbs go in.

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