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My brake lights keep burning out not long after i replace them

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I'm not sure what kind of bulbs this model uses, but if they are halogen, you must install them without touching them with your hands (the oils on your skin damage them) use latex gloves if necessary. If they are standard bulbs, make sure you use dielectric grease in the socket to limit corrosion. If the bulbs appear milky , you may have a lens leaking water onto the bulb. After all of these things, have the voltage that the alternator is putting out checked to make sure it isn't putting out too much voltage.

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