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Brake light out


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Hey gentlemen,

it was brought to my attention that my driver's side brake light is out (all other bulbs work) (MY00)

i pulled back the carpet in front of it, but wasn't sure how to continue. looks like there's a fuse panel in the way.

manual won't be here till Christmas so I'm asking for help on how to change the brake light bulb.

any pictures? i dont see any screws or anything to undo.

thanks in advance,

steve

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Hey gentlemen,

it was brought to my attention that my driver's side brake light is out (all other bulbs work) (MY00)

i pulled back the carpet in front of it, but wasn't sure how to continue. looks like there's a fuse panel in the way.

manual won't be here till Christmas so I'm asking for help on how to change the brake light bulb.

any pictures? i dont see any screws or anything to undo.

thanks in advance,

steve

see this post for a description

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...ost&p=88973

Hope it helps. It is not specific for replacing bulbs but I am sure you can figure out which one to remove after getting the fixture out.

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whoa hold on a minute - it's much easier than that. Those instructions are for removing the entire taillight housing assembly. You don't need to remove any of the 10mm bolts. Once you pull back the carpet (by undoing the plastic nuts holding the carpet in place) you just release the clip/tab in the middle holding entire bulb panel in place. Once the panel is free - pull it back. Then, just remove the burnt out bulb by pushing it down and twisting 1/4 turn ccw. Install by reversing. The bulb, 7506, is the same used for rear fog and reverse IIRC. I suggest replacing both sides at the same time ;)

PS- in a pinch, you could switch out the rear fog light or one of the reverse lights in place of the brake light.

PPS - instructions / pictures are in your owners manual too. If you don't have one, you can download a copy from the "Documents" option at the top of any page on the forum (you might have to be a contributing member to do so)

Edited by Cassiebox
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yup - available at common parts store. Like the halogen headlight set up (H7 used for hi/low/fog) the rear brake, fog and reverse bulbs are all the same so you could just swap them around in a pinch.

As I recommend above, might as well replace the bulbs in pairs (or at least buy a 2 pk and save a few nickels). Originally they likely made at the same time, installed in the vehicle at the same time and have run approx the same time. Otherwise, you'll likely get the oppty to repeat process on opposite in a week or two ;)

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Sorry for the overzealous reply, I had been looking into replacing my entire assembly as part my amber removal program. :huh:

LOL - it's all good. You had some good links there which were related to the tail light so partial credit applies :D Other not so savvy owners would said something along the lines of "definitely sounds like the typical ignition microswitch problem to me. Don't forget you'll need your radio code"

B)

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