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Old 06-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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Problem with new taillight assembly


I just put on a new taillight assembly from Certifit, and the backup light and brake lights won't work. The turn signal is fine. Where the bulbs plug into the connectors, it is rusty. What do you guys suggest to clean the rust? I assume the rust is the problem. It's a 2003 Chrysler Town and Country. Thanks.

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Get a new connector pigtail. You will never get all the corrosion off and destroy the new light assy.

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Thanks. Where do I get one? What's involved in switching it out?
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Might be able to get one from a better parts store. Or the dealer should be able to. It will have a short length of wire attached. Then use butt connectors that have shrink wrap built in to prevent corrosion at the connection.
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Thanks. Before I go to that trouble, is there a way to make sure the new taillight assembly isn't bad? It has 3 separate bulbs, by the way(Brake, backup, turn signal).

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Just go to the dealer and buy new sockets, there not easy to look up but if you find someone that knows what there doing they can find the part number, at first they will tell you that you will need the asm. but a TSB came out on replacing the sockets.

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