Third Brake Lamp Assembly
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Dorman - OE Solutions Third Brake Lamp Assembly

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Many of our Center High Mount Stop Lights have been re-engineered with new LED bulbs that provide up to ten times more life than incandescent bulbs.

Product Features:
  • Replacement helps you pass state inspection—and avoid tickets and fines
  • Wiring harness included (where applicable)
  • Direct replacement for a proper fit every time
  • Vehicle try-on testing has been conducted on this part to ensure trouble-free installation and performance
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Bulb Type:LED
Bulbs Included:Yes
Exterior Lamp Type:Tail Lighting
Lens Color:Red
Material:Plastic
Mounting Location:Third Brake Light
Package Contents:Third Brake Light
Wiring Harness Included:No

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Dorman - OE SolutionsThird Brake Lamp Assembly
 
2.7

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3.0

Too expensive for what it is, but it works

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from Dinwiddie VA

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Flimsy Design

Best Uses

    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Third Brake Lamp Assembly:

    Being this is pretty much the only aftermarket alternative to the overpriced oem parts ($350 plus) they kinda have you over a barrell here as you pretty much HAVE to have this lamp by law.

    The one I bought was missing a rivet hole for the trim bracket, so I had to drill that. The plug on the light has to be cut off so you can fish the wire through the hole and then re-connected. They were nice enough to include butt connectors for this. I decided to solder instead as the butt connectors will eventualy corrode and loose contact.

    install was pretty straight forwad after that. I did have to take a soldering gun and melt the plastic prongs that keep the light fastened to the top of the trim so that it would sit flush with the hatch.

    None of this is in the instructions...because there are no instructons. I know enough to figure it out but the average Joe may not.

    Got everything together and tested the light...the LEDs are in the housing crooked and slope down to the passenger side of the truck. Light is bright enough to pass state inspection, but not as bright as what it replaces.

    All said with the quality of the product, its a $40-$50 product tops. I would say I'd steer clear of this, but at the moment you don't have much of a choice if yours is bad.

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    1.0

    would not buy again

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    from new york

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Third Brake Lamp Assembly:

      the light is not very bright.you can barely see it when you step on the brake in the daytime.If the installation of the trim did not have rivets, I would have taken it back out and returned it. would not buy again or recommend it.

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      4.0

      Good Product but some modifications need

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      from Winchester VA

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Simpler Design

      Cons

      • Must cut hole for wire
      • No trim panel

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Third Brake Lamp Assembly:

      Works fine as a replacement for the 2 part factory system with 2 caveats: 1. Carefully preserve the trim panel on your old light as you'll need it, and Ford ONLY sells that panel with a replacement lamp. 2. The electrical plug is too big to fit through the existing hole and they perversely put it on the wrong end (not where the old hole was). Otherwise no problems.

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      • Q:

        what if this part does not fit? what is the return policy?
        Asked on 9/8/2010 by patty from rockville md

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          A:

          If it does not fit, and no damage is done to it, then you should be able to return it to any of our stores.
          Here are the vehicles that this fits on:
          FORD EXPLORER (1995 - 1997)
          MERCURY MOUNTAINEER 1997

          Answered on 9/8/2010 by Mike from AAP
      • Q:

        Need transformer for 3rd brake light. What would the transformer be called? Is that included in this? Or can we get it seperate?
        Asked on 1/6/2010 by Anonymous from Virginia Beach, VA

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        • A:

          This eliminates the transformer and runs directly off of 12 volts. This lamp is cheaper that either the transformer OR the factory light and works as well.

          Answered on 4/5/2010 by Riding Siberian from Winchester VA
        • A:

          The part you are referring to is called a ballast which energizes the flourescent light at about 90VDC which is insane. It is very expensive. There are no aftermarket replacements; however, you might get lucky and find a good one on ebay. I didn't; therfore, I chose to convert the light to a LED like shown in this application. An LED will practically last forever and run on 12VDC or less. Ford can take their "better ideas" and ....well you know the rest. It's all about money and power with corporations like that.

          Answered on 6/29/2010 by Ed the grumpy old man from Franklin, VA
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