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Old 04-11-2002, 08:24 AM
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Intermittent Tail light '91 300E

Everytime I turn on lights the left tail light doesn't come on. If I tap the lens it illuminates. I've replaced the bulb but problem still exists. Any suggestions? Thanks
1996 S320
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Old 04-11-2002, 08:40 AM
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the rear tail light assembly is notorius for contacts loosening causing this type of problem. you might want to carefully inspect and clean out the socket in question. a little creativity with shims / springs might solve your problem. be careful with the bottom contact - it can easily snap off if you try to pull it up. the entire assembly is a $300 item so it's worth fixing...
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Old 04-11-2002, 09:32 AM
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I have also had luck with the packets of bulb grease, $.49 at auto zone. After cleaning/repairing.
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