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How to replace tail light sockets 65 coupe deville

Tail lights were working then I changed the bulbs then they stop working. I think the sockets arent any good. I need a little insight.

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Just cut one wire at a time on the old ones, That you don,t get them mix up,Use solder end strink tubing on each wire you connect up , Doing one wire at a time on the new ones,

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SOURCE: replace tail light bulb

open hatch, look for two screws, remove , push tail light gently back and forth to release from clips pull light assembly out , twist bulb socket to remove from housing, replace bulb.

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if the fuse was blown the stop lights on both sides would be inop, also if the stop light circuit were dead u would be unable to get the trans out of park, use a 12 volt test light and test the brake light switch at the top of the brake pedal, u can buy a test light from Autozone, kragen and others for about $5 US. If the system has power cjheck the bulb socket it may be defective, use the 12 volt test light while someone pushes the brake pedal. let me know what u find and i will give u further assistance as ness.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Tail Light doesn't work after replacing bulbs

Hi

Sounds like you have blown a fuse.

Check through the fuses with a test light.

Good Luck !

John.

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Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Right brake light out; tail light works fine

most rear tail lights and turn/stop lights are the same dual filiment bulb. it is possible for your tail light to work and your brake light not to and still have a bad bulb. I would check the bulb first, your brake light works on the left yes? this would mean that the fuse is fine

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SOURCE: breeze's brake light went out. changed bulb, now whole tail light won't work.

sounds like you put the wrong bulb in, that will make it blink fast. re check

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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Be careful that you have the right type of bulb in the socket some of them were supposed to be 2 elements inside of them and some of them are meant to have only one element typically to be sure a light socket that has more than two wires going into it will be a double element bulb. As long as the existing wiring has not been modified by somebody or is broken or shorted together then this is the only problem I I think you may be having

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1. Replace your car tail light. You will need working gloves to protect your hand during the process. Of course you will also need a screwdriver, cleaning cloth, wire brush, and a good set of tail light bulbs.

2.Understand that different models of car have different set of tail light covers. Naturally, these covers will require different un-installation procedures. So, determine if you can dismount the cover from the outside or you will have to dismount it from the trunk of the car.

3.Determine how to dismount the tail light cover, carefully detach it from the car. You can use different sets of screwdrivers for this. Be careful not to break the tail lights cover. The important thing is you must be able to expose the bulb in order to extract it.

4.Remove the tail lights cover, unscrew the bulb from its socket. Sometimes you will have to press a little and twist the bulb in order to extract it from the socket.

5.Extract the bulb, bring it to your favorite auto parts and accessories store and find the exact match of your tail light bulb. Be sure to get the correct match because if you use other types of bulb, your tail lights may not work properly.

6.Reinstall the tail light bulb, clean the aluminum casing of the tail light. Wipe the socket and wiring with a dry cloth. You can use wire brush if there are corrosion around the tail light casing.

7.Put the good bulb on the socket. You might still need to apply a little pressure on the socket before you can install it fully.

8.Reinstall the tail light bulb, replace the cover of the tail lights and secure it tightly.

9.Test to make sure your new tail lights are working. Start the engine and apply the brakes. You can ask someone to see if the tail lights are really working.

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You want to change the tail light bulb?

The process for replacing tail light bulbs is the same in all models. If you have a burnt-out tail light bulb, you may need to replace the brake light, the reverse light or the turn signal. The procedure to replace each of the bulbs is the same.



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    2. Remove the two screws from the tail light assembly. Pull the tail light out and inspect the back for two bulbs. The top bulb is the brake light and turn signal. The bottom bulb is the reverse bulb. Determine which bulb you need to replace.

    3Rotate the bulb's socket counterclockwise to disconnect it. Unplug the bulb from its socket.

    4Push the replacement bulb into its socket firmly. Insert the socket back into the tail light. Turn it clockwise to secure it in place.

    5Place the tail light into its cradle. Hold it with one hand and replace the Phillips head screws with the other.

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