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Third Brake Light

Thread in 'Electrical - General' started by rsmittysmith, May 10, 2018.

  1. rsmittysmith

    rsmittysmith Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    My third brake light was leaking all over the rear seats. I bought a replacement, took the old one off and when I did, the pig-tail came unplugged. I can't reach it. Does anyone know how to get to it so I can plug the new light in?
     
  2. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Other than using something to fish the pigtail..IDK.
    When you put it back on use silicone sealant anboth sides of the gasket. 3rd BLleaks have been a problem with many gen2 owners.
     
  3. Rainbow SportTrac

    Rainbow SportTrac Active Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    we had this same problem.. I had to pull the molding off and pull the roof liner down a bit and get it that way.. Open the rear window so you can get to both areas at once, or you might need a second person to help out. I was able to do this without taking down the dome light but you have to just be careful without how hard you pull.
     
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    Rainbow SportTrac Active Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    On a side note, if you can't find a direct replacement, we found that for my 2001 ST, the light is exactly the same on early 2000 F-150's. Our replacement came from a 2002 F150 Harley Davidson..
     
  5. rsmittysmith

    rsmittysmith Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Thanks for the replies. I have the new light. I guess that I am going to learn how to remove part of the head liner.
     

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