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    Tail light bracket issue

    I'm not sure if anyone else has had this issue but it's a real pain in the arse. The rear driver side bracket for the brake light, position light and turn signal seem to be loose and is constantly setting off the SID for a problem for said lights. I can access the bracket and push whichever one has wiggled itself out back in and everything's fine and dandy until the next large bump or long rumble strip and then the SID is yelling at me again. I've gone through three replacement brackets already and now I feel that it's just a design flaw. I'm wondering if anyone has had this issue and has had any luck with a fix for it aside from Gorilla Glue.

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    So after posting this it donned on me that I might have had the answer all along and for a few days now I haven't noticed any issues. The problem seems to be that non OEM holders have the center contacts pushed further down than they should be. I simply grabbed a small flat head screw driver and carefully pulled up on the center metal piece and they now apply more upward pressure than before holding the bulbs in-place. Multiple bumps and potholes later and not a single error message has popped up on the SID and all the lights are still working.

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