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Brake light work fine as longs as the head lights are off. Once you turn on the head lights the brakes with the exception of the center light on top.

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Socket replacement suggestion by previous poster is correct. You can purchase from the dealer the short wire harness that incorporates the tail lamp sockets.

Just a note about the tail lamp sockets:
I've found that it is the ground path in the socket that overheats and is compromised. I've seen this in virtually 90% of all Express Vans with brake lamp issues.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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Check the bulb sockets, it is common on these vans that water gets into the bulb sockets and shorts out the socket. You may need to replace the sockets to get them to work again. Also check the bulbs as these are dual filament bulbs, when your lights are off and you step on the brake it lights the parking lamp filament. However as the lights are on the brake lights may seem to not work as the parking lamps are already on.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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