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The wires don't go like that

The wires going into the bulb fixture are even, and the contacts to the bulb are on either side. Only the new wires are marked. Mine are already cut and can not match them up. I need a solution and the most practical tool I have here is a test light. ???

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It shouldnt matter which one u use then

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No surprise at all! Common problem which has been discussed several times on this site.
Basically.....tail light(s) plugs (Pig Tails) were sub-standard and cannot stand the heat of the bulbs. Pull out hear tail light fixtures, remove bulbs from recepticals and check for melting plastic, usually between the black wire (hot wire) and one or more colored wires. If so, cut out old Pig Tail, get a replacement Pig Tail, soder it in (I think about 6 wires), and use electrical shrink wrap around sodered joint, install new bulbs using Di-electric grease in the socket. Test before reinstalling light fixture.
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Dunno why it is so tough to seal a compartment but our US manufacturers can't seem to get it right.

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