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Back Tails/Loose Wire

My back tail lights and license plate light flicker on and off when I open and close the trunk. It seems like there is a loose wire. I located the wire and when I move it with my hand the lights flicker. Any advice on how to fix it?

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  • bobandkim63 Sep 02, 2008

    Thanks for the help. I found two loose wires in the flexible sheath that holds all the wires. I simply reconnected them and I was all set. Thanks again!!!

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Hi,

Initially, pls try:

  • determine exactly where the loose connection is;
  • if it is on the connector, unplug and clean the prongs and contact mates;
  • you could also try using an electric contact cleaner but manual cleaning is still best;
  • in some instances, you may need to scrape the prongs to ensure no corrosion;
  • in some instances, you may need to slightly bend the prongs so that they provide more pressure when plugged in.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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