Re: 96 High mounted stop lamp (center brake light)
Also, it can be that the ballast is bad. That happened on my '95. That
only cost $70 a few years back at Ford. You really want to diagnose the
problem before you spend the money for the bulb. It probably won't be
"Fred 2" <Fred_2@anon.com> wrote in message
> It's a "neon" lamp and uses a high voltage ballast. These were used on
> 95-97 Explorers
> On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 20:31:28 GMT, Davenandee <email@example.com> wrote:
>>And by high voltage you mean?
>>Couldn't you just make an LED array?
>>> Sorry to say the cost is high. And beware this is a high voltage light.
>>> "Ratbert" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>>The center brake light is burned out on my 96 Explorer. I went to a
>>>>store and asked for a bulb. They looked in a book (it wasn't on their
>>>>computer) and sold me one that seemed way too small for $1.60. When I
>>>>home, and tried to change it, I realized that I couldn't get to the bulb
>>>>without cutting some rivets. At the same time, I determined that the
>>>>I got is probably not the right one. I called the parts counter at the
>>>>local Ford dealer, and they told me that the light is sold only as a
>>>>and it is about $250 for the part. Has anyone here replaced or repaired
>>>>the light any cheaper than that? Is there something else I should check
>>>>before shelling out big bucks for a new light?