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3rd light no where in manual tell you how to change the high-mounted rear stop light does any one have an answer. Thanks in advance.

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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    i actually had to take my car to the dealership as well, however it didn't cost me $10-$15 dollars. It cost me $53 dollars, 3 dollars for the bulb and 20 dollars for the labor!!!! Unbelievable!!



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This can be done one of two ways first there are two gold screws located in the trunk compartment one of them attaches the wire connection to the actual high bulb assembly this is located in a square hole. The second in in a small hole covered by foam tape these two screws will free up the assembly so you can pull the back of it up then push the front forward there should be a few clips that hold it down. This gives you access to the bulb. The second way is the hard way and more time consuming this is what i did before i figured out the first way. And that is taking your entire cabin apart. So just do it the first.

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You have to take it to the dealership. I had the same problem and took it to my mechanic but they couldn't fix it eirther. After taking it to the dealership they told me how its a pain in the A to change this light. It took them about 40 min to change it because they had to take apart the trunk I believe. It cost about $10-$15.

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