Unique 3rd Brake Light Failure Symptom - - Infiniti G35 & G37 Forum Discussion | baltiyskiy-vokzal.ru
Show Your Support Become A Premier Member

    > > >
  • Reload this Page >
    • Unique 3rd Brake Light Failure Symptom

Unique 3rd Brake Light Failure Symptom

Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 12-06-2017, 08:35 PM
G2B35AGN's Avatar
Registered User
Thread Starter
iTrader: (9)
Join Date: Mar 2013
location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 925
Thanked 115 Times in 107 Posts
Unique 3rd Brake Light Failure Symptom

I've read through a bunch of the 3rd brake light threads and have not seen my symptoms described:

The light has been out for a little while; was working when I bought the car in March 2017, but hasn't been for the last couple months. At least until the autumn weather moved in....

It works in the morning when it is cold, but after the car gets warmed up a little, it stops working.

Any thoughts as to whether this might be a connection-type failure (connects when cold and shrunken up, but when warm and expanded fails)? Or should I just go ahead and work on one of the several suggested fixes (well, except the OEM replacement part fix). Opinions welcome.
Old 12-06-2017, 08:37 PM
's Avatar
Join Date: May 2017
location: Washington State
Posts: 2,780
Thanked 275 Times in 263 Posts
Yep, sounds exactly like an expansion/contraction issue from temperature. If it's never been taken apart and inspected I would start there, it's probably something just barely out of contact and the act of disassembly/reassembly will "fix" the problem.
Old 12-06-2017, 10:55 PM
Urbanengineer's Avatar
Registered User
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Jun 2013
location: Pig Town, OHIO
Posts: 8,273
Thanked 651 Times in 615 Posts
If it's the one in the wing, it's the trunk to body connector.
Old 12-07-2017, 05:29 AM
G2B35AGN's Avatar
Registered User
Thread Starter
iTrader: (9)
Join Date: Mar 2013
location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 925
Thanked 115 Times in 107 Posts
No wing; on the shelf in the cabin.
Old 02-16-2018, 09:49 PM
G2B35AGN's Avatar
Registered User
Thread Starter
iTrader: (9)
Join Date: Mar 2013
location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 925
Thanked 115 Times in 107 Posts
Enough time has now passed to make a status report. I unplugged and removed the unit from the car, completely disassembled it, wiggled all the wires around including the two soldered connections to the board, reassembled, and during re-installation plugged and unplugged the connection into the socket several times (and wiggled the wire from the harness) before final connection and snapping it back to the parcel shelf.

Since doing that it has as far as I know been working consistently through cold weather and warm (including today's 75 degrees).

So fingered crossed.

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: 3rd brake light - rear wing brake light for coupe BradMD_96 Lights 3 02-19-2017 03:16 PM
Odd symptom of bad battery G2B35AGN General Tech Questions 0 01-29-2016 05:29 PM
Third Brake Light Failure vq35dedriver G35 Coupe V35 2003 - 07 0 11-13-2010 06:09 PM
LED light strip/bar as 3rd BRAKE LIGHT?????? BmoreIPdriver G35 Coupe V35 2003 - 07 4 08-25-2010 09:49 PM
trunk light and 3rd brake light hotdamn Lighting 0 03-10-2009 11:32 PM

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:01 AM.

Copyright ©2002 - 2017, baltiyskiy-vokzal.ru All Rights Reserved.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in:

Related pages

p3200dvdjl stealthplastidip for rimsaccuair remotecusco clutchtsd v-2 bulbbak1500autocross forumstail light tint paintccw replica wheelsglendale infinitkinetix manifoldinfiniti consumer affairssunroof wind noiserim kranzeasu sucksfly protoninno surf rackplasti dip on chromeeibach pro kit 350zbee rev limiterripped cv bootimmobilizer unitcleaning k&n air filters2007 nissan quest window motorfeal 441quiet radiator fanag forged wheelshow much to replace tie rod endssundown audio sa 12 box specswincos tintwhy is my car making a clicking noiseis a noisy wheel bearing dangerousavant garde m350g37 ipod cablev36 sedandisconnect oxygen sensorae86 carbon fiber hoodebc brakes any goodhow to remove bird poop stains from carinfiniti g35 rimsrarejdmg35 nismo shift knob350z spoiler installinfiniti g37 top speedg37 coupe vs 335iag f141350z ssr wheelsg37 vs gtrskyline gtr v spec for saleflywheel promouas air bagsvolk challengeblue batmobile2006 g35 sedan reviewkent moore tools canadainfiniti g37 performance modsnismo hoodieg35 tire pressuresuperbright ledsobx long tube headersphoenix amps22 inch staggered rims for saleoem fluidsundown audio sa 10g37 single turbo kit2008 nissan altima factory rimsinfiniti m45 vipts diffuser 350z2jz forumcandy raspberry paintlowered car ramps