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I have a 99 jeep grand cherokee and the drivers side brake light works when i don't have my lights on. When I turn the lights on my drivers side brake like goes out. plese help. what is wrong with my car and how much would it normally cost to get this type issue resolved?

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If your brake light goes out when your headlights are on here is your fix:
1. remove taillight assembly (two screws hold it in place
2. Remove light bulb and socket from assembly (this will be the top bulb) put it to the side
3. Inside this hole on the rim you will see three silver metal contacts, two side by side and one by itself.
4. With a small screwdriver or a small pointed tool, gently pry up the contact which is by itself, all you are wanting to do is bend it upwards slightly.
Over the course of time this conact succumbs to the heat of the bulb and settles into the plastic. All you are doing now is making a better contact between the metal and the bulb.
DIY will cost you $0
This will fix your problem, it did mine and will save $200+ from a dealer.
GOOD FIXIN!

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    If your brake light goes out when your headlights are on here is your fix:

    1. remove taillight assembly (two screws hold it in place

    2. Remove light bulb and socket from assembly (this will be the top bulb) put it to the side

    3. Inside this hole on the rim you will see three silver metal contacts, two side by side and one by itself.

    4. With a small screwdriver or a small pointed tool, gently pry up the contact which is by itself, all you are wanting to do is bend it upwards slightly.

    Over the course of time this conact succumbs to the heat of the bulb and settles into the plastic. All you are doing now is making a better contact between the metal and the bulb.

    This will fix your problem, it did mine and will save $200+ from a dealer.

    GOOD FIXIN!

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