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Old 11-17-2019, 03:37 PM   #11
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Thanks Aqua! Did you drop the small U shaped piece into that gap at the spring contact? Hard to see the u shaped metal in Pic #2. I will try it today.

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Old 11-17-2019, 05:17 PM   #12
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Thanks Aqua! Did you drop the small U shaped piece into that gap at the spring contact?...
The U pieces were forced in using needle-nose pliers. I formed the U shape and when I cut it loose from the spooled wire I intentionally left one leg slightly longer. That made forcing the U piece in just a bit easier.

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Old 11-18-2019, 06:56 PM   #13
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Default Re: Tail light Repairs or Replacement

Attempting to be proactive, today I removed the driver side tail light assembly. My plan was to install the U clips, grease things up, and avoid future problems. Turns out someone else had been there before me. The one pressure contact has what appears to be a 3/16" male slide-on connector forced into it. (A piece was clipped off.) The part looks good to me so I left it.

I installed a U clip in the other untouched pressure contact, greased things with Vaseline, and called it good.

If you have a 3/16" male slide connector or other appropriate sized brass flat stock, there is no reason to form custom U clips like I did.

As an aside. While checking other things I did notice a P2404 Stop Switch Implausible DTC. That may be related to the tail lamp assembly failures, but I don't know how it would be.

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Old 11-18-2019, 11:52 PM   #14
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Would recommend using ACF-50 as a corrosion inhibitor for electrical devices. The film holds up a bit longer than WD-40. Or even a thin coat of LPS-3 rust inhibitor, it dries waxy and will stay in place for a long time.

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