LED Brake Light Repair

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  1. AzCoronaDog

    AzCoronaDog TYF Newbie

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    I just bought a 2017 Yukon XL Denali and I discovered the passenger side brake light was not working. (Shame on the dealer for not catching this!)
    What would have been a $2 bulb on my 1990 Suburban is a $500+ assembly on this one!
    So, Google being my best friend, I discovered this is a common problem for this model series. A manufacturing defect in my opinion, but GM will never admit that.
    I also discovered you can fix it yourself pretty easily, or at least try before you shell out the big bucks.

    I found a good YouTube video (after I did it the harder way carefully removing the lens... LOL), titled "2016 GMC Yukon LED Brake Light Repair"
    Here is the link:

    Be sure to watch it all the way through, the guy realized he should have been neater about sealing the holes.
     
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    Miami-Dade Staff Member Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Thank you for posting all that information Jeff!
     
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    Remember do it in a well ventilated area don't want to breath in the plastic fumes


    also that soldering is total armature slightly incorrect

    as he is going to be doing that job again in the future


    you will need like some flexible wire ( not a solid core wire )


    also soldering FLUX

    good leaded solder
     
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