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How-to » Body & Interior » Lighting & Electrical » How to Replace a Brake Light Bulb
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Brake Light Bulb

PARTS
  • Light Bulb
TOOLS
  • Screwdriver
STEPS
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Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Turn the key to the on position.
2
Depress the brake pedal.
3
Have an assistant inspect your tail lights and locate the burned out brake light bulb.
4
Turn key to the off position.
5
To gain access to brake light bulb, remove the lens assembly.
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6
Remove the wiring harness from the lens assembly.
7
Disconnect the brake light bulb from the wiring harness.
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8
Install the new brake light bulb.
9
Reconnect the wiring harness to the lens assembly.
10
Inspect the assembly housing gasket or seal for any damage or cracks - replace as required.

11
Reinstall the lens assembly.
12
Depress the brake pedal and have an assistant verify repairs.
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