How to replace wiring harness on taillight

Tiny
JOANIESERRANO73
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET VENTURE
  • 200,000 MILES
I have the van listed above and the brake lights don't work. I have taillights when my headlights are on but no brake lights or reverse lights. Replaced the bulbs and circuit board but I noticed the connection piece on the wires looks a bit melted and doesn't look like the other side. How do I replace the plug on the wires?
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Thursday, December 19th, 2019 AT 2:20 PM

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Tiny
SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello,

You can purchase this electrical connector at your local auto parts store. To replace the damaged electrical connector simply take a pair of wire stripper/crimpers and cut one wire going to the electrical connector you are replacing. Strip about 1/2" from the exact wire on the new electrical connector and do the same to the vehicle wiring harness of the wire you just snipped. Splice the two wires together with a good quality butt connector and repeat the same process for the remaining wires. In the diagrams down below I have included the pinout for the brake lamp electrical connector for your reference. I hope that this helps.

Thanks,
Alex
2CarPros
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Thursday, December 19th, 2019 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
JOANIESERRANO73
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Thank you so much! Part comes in on Tuesday, will post update if it works!
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Sunday, January 12th, 2020 AT 8:34 AM
Tiny
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Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 AT 11:28 AM

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