Re: brake light bulbs (NJTDI)
I can't tell for sure, but it may be the bulbs you're using. Motor Trend had a similar problem with their long-term 3 Series, and a trip to the dealer for a $3 bulb seemed to solve their problem. But why not replace both lights with LEDs - they'll last nearly forever, and they illuminate quicker (no filaments) allowing drivers behind you to react faster. They're brighter, too, and behind red lenses they have a unique crimson color.