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    Question High Level Brake Light

    Hi everyone, my high level brake light only works intermittently. I've checked the connections and the fuse box (which are both in working order) but it still happens. Any clues?
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    Have you had the boot lining off & checked the wiring to the light?
    there is a plug that connects to it.

    Be careful when removing the boot pillars etc as they can break easily.

    Try re-seating this wire & see what happens.
    It just unclips & clips back together again.

    I had to replace my high-level brake light a whikle ago as some of the led's had failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete 2 View Post
    Have you had the boot lining off & checked the wiring to the light?
    there is a plug that connects to it.

    Be careful when removing the boot pillars etc as they can break easily.

    Try re-seating this wire & see what happens.
    It just unclips & clips back together again.

    I had to replace my high-level brake light a whikle ago as some of the led's had failed.

    Hi Pete, I removed the boot lining but only fiddled with the wire connector. Will dis/(re)connect the wires as I spoke to Vauxhall and the whole high brake light connection has changed so not only would it be new LED unit but a new connector as well!
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    They come with half of the connector already on them.
    The other half of the connector is from the wiring loom in the car.

    I got mine from a new reg plate from the breakers for £15.

    Might be worth a try.

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    Ah that might be an option. Gonna check the light in about 10-15mins so will hopefully have a good result
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    Didnt know there were 2 types.

    Any pictures of them both (Late and early spec?)?
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    Right, I've just had a decent fiddle with the light. It works when it wants to seems to be the outcome.
    They work when the boot is open (to about 45 degrees) but anything higher or lower than that is as of when it decides to, which made me think if it is a positional problem. The weird thing is if the light is on, it is possible to close the boot without the lights turning off!

    Any ideas on where to go from here?



    PS. I have a pic of the old connector
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    Sounds like the wires are broken in the rubber boot where the wires go from in the car into the tailgate
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    I know where they come out (on the boot) but where do they go from there?
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    The wiring will be broken in the grommet so it's not really worth tracing them back any further. The do go down the rear pillar though
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