Brake Light Bulb Replacement
- Replacement brake light bulb
- Screw driver set
- Socket set
- Protective gloves and eyewear
Step 1 - Locate and remove the brake light lens mounting nuts. Sometimes you must remove some plastic trim pieces before these nuts are accessible.
Removing Brake Light Lens Mounting Nuts
Brake Light Lens Mounting Nut Step 3 - Next, grasp the lens firmly and remove the unit from the car body.
Removing Brake Light Lens Step 4 - After the lens has been removed and the wiring connector disconnected, turn the bulb socket counterclockwise.
Turning Socket Counterclockwise Step 5 - Once the socket has been released simply remove the bulb from the lens.
Brake Light Bulb Removed Step 6 - Next, remove the brake light bulb from the socket by firmly grasping the bulb and pulling it away from the socket.
Brake Light Bulb Step 7 - Compare the failed bulb to the replacement bulb to unsure proper operation.
Bulb Comparison Step 8 - If the bulbs are a match, install the new bulb into the socket.
Installing New Bulb Step 9 - Once the new brake light bulb has been installed into the socket, install the socket into the lens.
Installing Socket Into Lens Step 10 - After the bulb socket is installed, replace the lens onto the car body. Be sure to hold the lens in place while mounting is in progress. Reinstall mounting nuts and tighten.
Installing Lens Step 11 - Check the brake light bulb's operations once the job is complete.
Brake Light Bulb Working
Helpful Information When replacing a brake light bulb use OEM bulbs and sockets to ensure proper operation with an expected lifespan. Cheaper made bulbs tend to burn out more rapidly which requires a repeat replacement. Best Practices
- Inspect bulb socket and replace if signs of heat is present.
- Check socket connections and clean as necessary
- Wiring connectors can become old and brittle, use care when handling these brittle wires.