tail light--bad connection

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by labumm, May 13, 2012.

  1. labumm

    labumm Junior Member

    Nov 29, 2004
    2004 Prius
    This must be a solved issue. I have not yet located the definative solution in a serch these forums. Any help would be appreciated.

    I have been experiencing poor/intermittant electrical connection in the tail lights of my 2004 Prius (105K). Last night a friend followed me home and pointed out that both were out. I jiggled the socket/wires and they can back on. This is just the last incident, I have also had to replace the right tail light a couple of times in the last 5 years.

    I know many others have reported this problem in these forums, and the related issue of the short servcie life of these bulbs. I have not found a discussion of the root cause of the problem. If I had to guess I would say a bad crimp in the socket. With all the brain power here, I figure some would have isolated the probelm(s).

    Thanks in advance.
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