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How to Replace a Tail light , Brake light or Reverse Light in car?

The procedure is as follows:-- 1) Bulb is located must be unscrewed from the outside, and on others the bulb is accessible only from inside the trunk. If there are no screws on the lens, you can assume that the bulb must be replaced from inside. 2)There may be tabs, screws or small knobs that hold this plastic cover in place. 3) Take off the plastic cover from inside the trunk, to reveal the bulb. 4)You'll have to push in and turn. 5) Insert new bulb into the empty socket. Again, you'll have to push in and turn simultaneously. 6) Test the bulb after connecting. This will help.Thanks.

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How do I change a front marker light on a 89 GMC PU


There are a few different models, but the general procedure is the same. There should be Phillips screws holding in the plastic lens cover which are accessible from the outside of the vehicle. Unscrew these, and the lens should pop out to give you access to the rear. The wires to the bulb socket will come out with the lens. With the lens removed, the bulb socket is usually attached to the back with a half-turn twist. So, untwist the bulb socket and remove the bulb and socket from the lens. Now, push down and twist the bulb to the left in a simultaneous motion and the bulbe should pop out. You'll probably have some grease on the bottom of the bulb, which is dielectric grease to keep the contacts from oxidizing.

Take the bulb to your retailer and match the number on the brass base of the bulb to a new one. Installation is just the reverse of the removal.

Incidentally, some car and truck models have an alternate arrangement where you remove the bulb socket from inside the engine compartment (or trunk) and removal of the lens isn't necessary. If you don't see screws accessible from the outside of the lens, then pop the hood and see if you can reach your hand inside to where the bulb socket attaches to the lens.

Nov 25, 2010 | 1989 GMC Sierra

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change tail light bulb


I am not familar with your specific vehicle but most tail light bulb are replaced by unscrewing the outside lens cover. The other style has an access from inside the trunk. You remove the cover and there are the bulbs.

Feb 20, 2010 | 2005 Dodge Durango

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How do I change the rear break light?


How to Replace a Tail, Brake or Reverse Light writer_avatar.gif Contributor By eHow Contributing Writer Article Rating: stars_3_20.gif (70 Ratings) replacelight_hero.jpg Fix that broken tail light. Replacing a dead bulb on your car is almost as easy as replacing a light bulb at home. Perform this simple maintenance and avoid the hassle of receiving a citation for a missing brake lightmag-glass_10x10.gif.
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  1. Step 1 Determine how the bulb is accessed: On some models the lens (the red or white plastic part over the light) must be unscrewed from the outside, and on others the bulb is accessible only from inside the trunk. If there are no screws on the lens, you can assume that the bulb must be replaced from inside. Usually there will be a plastic cover that must be removed in order to access the bulb. There may be tabs, screws or small knobs that hold this plastic cover in place.
  2. Step 2replacelight_2s.jpg Unscrew the lens on the outside, or take off the plastic cover from inside the trunk, to reveal the bulb.
  3. Step 3replacelight_3s.jpg Unscrew the bulb. You'll have to push in and turn at the same time.
  4. Step 4 Take the bulb with you to the auto supply store to help you find an exact duplicate.
  5. Step 5replacelight_5s.jpg Clean the connection with a wire brush and/or wipe it clean with a rag if there's any corrosion.
  6. Step 6replacelight_6s.jpg Screw the new bulb into the empty socket. Again, you'll have to push in and turn simultaneously. Line up the tiny raised bumps on the base of the bulb in order to screw it in.
  7. Step 7 Replace the lens or the plastic cover.
  8. Step 8replacelight_8s.jpg Test your work by stepping on the brakes and turning on the headlights while a friend watches the new bulb to make sure it lights up.
  9. hope this will help you

Jul 20, 2009 | 2005 Chrysler Pacifica

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How difficult is changing brake light on 2004 Envoy?


Hi. Its quite easy and i have a guide that will help you achieve your goal.

Step1 Determine how the bulb is accessed: On some models the lens (the red or white plastic part over the light) must be unscrewed from the outside, and on others the bulb is accessible only from inside the trunk. If there are no screws on the lens, you can assume that the bulb must be replaced from inside. Usually there will be a plastic cover that must be removed in order to access the bulb. There may be tabs, screws or small knobs that hold this plastic cover in place. Step2 replacelight_2s.jpg Unscrew the lens on the outside, or take off the plastic cover from inside the trunk, to reveal the bulb. Step3 replacelight_3s.jpg Unscrew the bulb. You'll have to push in and turn at the same time. Step4 Take the bulb with you to the auto supply store to help you find an exact duplicate. Step5 replacelight_5s.jpg Clean the connection with a wire brush and/or wipe it clean with a rag if there's any corrosion. Step6 replacelight_6s.jpg Screw the new bulb into the empty socket. Again, you'll have to push in and turn simultaneously. Line up the tiny raised bumps on the base of the bulb in order to screw it in. Step7 Replace the lens or the plastic cover. Step8 replacelight_8s.jpg Test your work by stepping on the brakes and turning on the headlights while a friend watches the new bulb to make sure it lights up.

Please rate and god bless.

Mar 26, 2009 | 2004 GMC Envoy

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