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Old 12-18-2007, 07:35 PM
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I have a bulb out in the rear third brake light. I was wondering how one goes onto replacing it?
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Default RE: Rear third brake light

The little LED's aren't worth the time to replace. Every time i try to replace one of the bulbs one or more goes out again. Just replace the entire bulb strip.
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Default RE: Rear third brake light

Hm...how do I get it out...and where could I get the whole strip?
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:54 PM
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Default RE: Rear third brake light

You dont replace the strip, you replace the LED bulbs. If one goes out they all should be replaced. Get in your trunk and uplug the green clip which is the wiring harness. Push up and out and the clips will let loose and the part literally falls into your lap. There are 2 plastic clips on each end opposing one another. Carefull pry the large end up with a small flat blade screwdriver and the front lense (red) will come off. Then, simply pull each bulb straight out and replace. They are a $1.50 at the dealer a peice and ifI remember there are around 9-10 bulbs. Reverse procedure and you are done. The bulbs, if replaced one by one, will keep buring out because lower voltage caused by the burnt out bulb causes premature wear so when you plug a new bulb in, theincrease in voltage across the string causes multiple bulbs to fail over time.
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Do I just do this from inside the trunk? I looked and it seemed like a small hole...hm.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:54 PM
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Back into the trunk belly up. As soon as you clear the inner trunk lip, look up...it sits right there..You can't possibly miss it.
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What happens if he has a big German Beer belly?
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Nope...no German Beer Belly on me. heh, just wanted to make sure that I will do it right
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OK...I cannot get this danged light out...my wiring harness is on the right side of it and its not acessible for me. I tried pushing up and out on those metal clips...but nothing happens. So...have no clue

Here are some photos...maybe someone can outline what I need to do.
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