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I have a 2009 Chevrolet Impala, and I want to remove the third brake light to black it out to match the main taillights. How do I get the third brake light lens out?

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    yadayada Feb 09, 2012

    That is illegal.

  • jmsposito Feb 09, 2012

    Even if it is illegal, it doesnt matter to me. I already have 5% tint done all the way around plus 10000k HID conversion on it. Legality is not a concern

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Open the trunk and remo0ve the interior trim panel on the trunk lid. You will see a couple of nuts that hold the lens in place.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012

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This is usually caused by a defective multifunction switch, see it quite allot, the clue is the 3rd brake light, it is on a separate fuse and does not run through the multifunction switch on the steering column.

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Hi, I have pasted your circuit below, and I have circled the part of the switch that is failing. It is possible that the white wire from the brake light switch to the multi-function switch is broken. Check that wire for power when the brake is depressed (you have to take the column apart to check the switch).
If the switch is bad, you can get one for only $120 on ebay here:
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To check the switch, you will need to disassemble the steering column. This requires a steering wheel puller, which you could probably borrow or purchase for about $10-15. I can send the full instructions for testing/replacing the switch if you would like to try.

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SOURCE: 2009 Impala- cna't get it out of park. We have

This happened to my dad's F150 and it was the ABS fuse. He had a ABS warning light on the dash, so you might have the same. I would check any fuse related to the brakes and instruments lights. Hopefully it is a fuse issue, which is a quick fix. If not, it could be a solenoid lock which does not allow the shifter to move without the brake being depressed.

Posted on Sep 10, 2011

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