I have a 2008 Honda Civic and the 3rd brake light is having an issue. It seems in the morning (first cold start) it works when I depress the brake (I can see it light up the rear window). But after a few pumps, the light stops working. It is an LED array and I always thought that those should last way longer than regular bulbs, as in fact, I have not even replaced any tail lights just having an issue with this 3rd break light.
Before I go and spend $120-$200 for a replace and install, is there a way to see if something is causing a connection issue? Everything that I can reach seems to be attached and like I said, on first start up and for the first few bumps on the brake, it lights up.
I need this to work to pass my next vehicle inspection here in Mass, USA.
Any first places to look or steps to trouble shoot that I can take?