Replace Brake Light Bulb Video
How to Replace a Brake Light Bulb VideoHow to Replace a Brake Light Bulb A brake light bulb is a major part of your car's lighting and safety system. Most brake light bulbs fail in one of two ways, either the bulb element fails stopping the flow of electrons or a shorted connection will stop allowing the flow of electricity. Once a brake light bulb has failed it must be replaced for both safety and legal reasons. When replacing the brake light bulb on your car the procedure might be slightly different, but the basic steps will be the same. In most cases you can replace a brake light bulb with no tools required. If tools are required here is a list of the tools needed to test and replace a bulb in most cases. If none of the brake lights are working please visit - Brake Lights not Working Before you begin park the car on level ground, with the gear selector in park with the emergency brake on and the engine off.
Tools and Supplies Needed to Perform This Job 1. Basic screw driver set 2. Replacement Brake Light Bulb
Instructions Step 1 - Gain access to the brake light bulb that needs replacing. This means in most cases to open the rear trunk lid or hatch Step 2 - Remove the inner plastic panels to expose the rear light assembly.
Step 3 - Remove light housing mounting bolts, remember to hold the lens because it will come lose at this point. Step 4 - Twist the bulb socket counter clockwise to release the socket from the lens. Step 5 - Grasp the bulb firmly and pull to remove the brake light bulb Step 6 - Match the replacement bulb with the old bulb to ensure a proper repair Step 7 - Reinstall the bulb socket into the rear lens and re-insert lens back onto the vehicle. Step 8 - Reinstall lens mounting bolts and plastic access panels.
Step 9 - Check the operation of the brake light bulb.
- Always use top quality replacement bulbs
- Clean any corrosion inside the socket terminals