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My name is ***** *****, my girl frien's gh stop light is

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Customer: My name is ***** *****, my girl frien's high stop light is out. She said a year ago an after market flasher was installed that flashes three times before going solid. Not sure if this caused premature failure of the light... Would like to remove flasher module and replace light.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I'm an independent contractor here at Just Answer.

The 3rd brake light is wired direct to the brake switch on the pedal, it does not go through the turn signal switch or the flasher relay. Can you apply the brakes and see if the bulb socket is getting the needed power and ground meaning its just the bulb to blame.

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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

I like to stay in contact with my customers that appear not pleased, still working on the concern, or have not rated yet. I assume you were not pleased with my help. I hate that you have spent money to get an answer but left not happy. Can you tell me why, or can I help more. If its more help you need just reply and we can pick up where we left off.

Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
OEM installed 3rd light ha no flasher. As stated there is an aftermarket flasher that is being peddled by local repair shops that connects between the peddle switch and the bulb. Furthermore, looking for procedure to replace the bulb on the third brake light.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

I would imagine this add on flasher would be installed near the brake pedal or the 3rd brake light wiring. I doubt its hidden anywhere else in the harness.

To get to the 3rd brake light you remove the rear seat back and the package tray to gain access. I sent an offer prior if you need me to upload manufacturer steps.