Center High Brake Lamp '97 40th

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The state of Texas requires an annual vehicle inspection, no problem it's only like $7 and registration on all passenger vehicles is only $75. My center brake light (high lamp) was out last year and they let me slide. I can't for the life of my find any replacements online (accept 1998 and newer) and those are $270! (sucks for them!)
Anyone ever try to replace this light? Maybe I can talk my way out of it again but I would like to replace it if possible. Even the aftermarket LED companies seem to only have options for '98 and newer....thanks in advance!
 
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and do more searching etc. Repair will be a LOT cheaper...

cheers,
george.
 
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There have been several threads over the years where folks have rebuilt the third brake light with off-the-shelf LED strips.

I don’t know the links offhand, but a search should turn them up.

edit - George beat me to it 👍
 
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Thanks guys! As we all know doing on search on these (not just this one) forums can be difficult unless you figure out the right words. I tried searching here but probably need to change my verbage. So it's not just me, these lamps are not available and/or can be repaired.
I try to use only Toyota parts (mostly from toyotapartsdirect) and they list it as discontinued. (I also have a '96T100 and 2013 Prius) Rock Auto has nothing either.
The funny thing is, I didn't even know there was a 3rd brake light until it ws inspected last year! They didn't have a light to sell me/replace it so they told me to get it fixed ASAP.
 
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Search for Zener Diode fix. That’s probably the culprit. You will pay a boat load for more than one, spread the wealth and offer up some of them for sale.
 
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