2003 Chevy Malibu Brake Light Issues

So I starting having an issue with my 2003 chevy malibu where if I hit the brake, the reverse and turn signal light would light up on the back right rear side.  After replacing the brake light bulb and the problem still persisting, I decided to take a better look at the electrical connectors.

Malibu right brake

Yep!  there was the problem.  The pigtail connector to the brake light, which connects to the bulb connector plate, had a broken pin which connects the ground wire.  After doing some internet searches, I discovered that is a fairly common problem in GM vehicles from the early 2000, however it is easily fixes.  I simple purchased a new ACDelco PT246 GM Original Equipment 6-Way Female Black Multi-Purpose Pigtail.  It took about 15 minutes to replace.  However, I also noticed that the pin on the connector plate was also badly damaged, so I ordered a new TYC 11-5157-20 Chevrolet Replacement Right Connector Plate.  Now this connector plate is for the right side (passenger’s side).  If you need the left side (driver’s side).  It is TYC 11-5158-20 Chevrolet Replacement Left Connector Plate.  The pigtail can be used for wither side.  So in all, fixing my 2003 chevy malibu right rear brake light was relatively simple

 

 

 

 

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