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The wire harness is shorting. It's from opening and closing of the hatch. Check for frayed insulation somewhere near the pivot point. Don't be surprised if your taillights and cruise control start doing crazy things. It's all tied in to the brake light circuit.

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Q: What is the problem with a brake light in the hatch of a 2003 Ford Focus ZX3 if the light works only when the wire sleeve into the hatch is jiggled?
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