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That sounds good, using a ring terminal and tapping a fine (stainless steel) screw into the bar is definitely the best approach.
I hope you find voltage in upstream in that pink wire. If not, I'd suspect a junction further upstream (if there is one) before I'd suspect the taillight assembly itself. But that's just a guess based on the various failing junctions we have all dealt with as our cars age.
For the ring terminal I'd suggest a high quality marine crimp like these:
When properly executed they are waterproof and bullet proof ... These crimps are a universe beyond the wal-mart style bright colored nylon crimps. I've gotten my marine electrician certification (planning for post retirement maybe) and learned that soldered connections are not to "code" in marine (or aircraft) applications. Soldered connections don't survive vibration very well, and these style crimps are the only connections that would pass inspection.
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