I'm not sure if its a bad bulb or a short, but my brake light started flickering and then went out completely. I need to check the bulb, but can't see how to get to it. It's a 97 Taurus LX...Gen III...all that hoorah.
The bulb is a pain to get at; you have to essentially undo the entire assembly from the car and then change the bulb. That said; a lot of cars are the same or similar - the only car that was different was my parents old BMW; there you just undo a compartment and change the globe, 2 seconds tops.