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    Default Real Light Cluster Plug melting?

    The other day got in my car and various warnings flashed up for all the rear lights, I was worried, really worried... So I checked the plugs to the cluster and noticed the offside one had scorch marks on the plastic plug, and the metal contacts were really blackened.. I cleaned 'em up and its all ok again.. Worry is though, how can it be happening? I drive an automatic, mostly around town, so I guess I maybe sit on the brake pedal a lot longer than I would in a manual, could the heat of the brake light be causing the plastic plug to get scorched?

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    Bit of corrosion on the contacts causing increased resistance.

    Therefore heating up.

    Or possibly dodgy earth causing a short and making melt that way

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