When did changing a simple light bulb become equivalent to brain surgery?
I first took the 2 screws out that were hidden by the trunk lid, yet the assembly doesn't come out, so then I went the trunk liner route, ended up breaking 3 pins holding the liners in place, and then after I got all that out of the way, all there are are wires running thru the sheet metal to the assembly, and NO other screws to remove the assembly. There are, what appear to be, 2 plastic anchors sticking thru the fender wall, but no way to access the screws, they appear to be coming from the inside of the assembly.
PLEASE, can someone help me get my brake light changed!?!?!
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The outside brake light bulbs are changed by removing the entire
light module from the body. The module is held in place by two screws
hidden by round plastic covers that pop out with a small screw
driver. You will see the two round screw covers along the rubber
moulding when you open the rear hatch. The outside edge of the module
is plugged into the body with plastic prongs that will pop loose will you pull the module with your hands. The module will now only be attached by the slack bulb wires and you can twist the socket out of the module from the back.
If you need to change the light bulb for brake lights:
First you need to open the rear hatch then drop down the tail gate. You will notice that there are 4 screws total for each brake light assembly. 2 on the inside where the tailgate was blocking and 2 on the outside of light. Unscrew them all and the assembly will come right off giving access tot he light bulbs.
Was able to complete this job successfully: It's a little tricky to do without pictures, but I don't have any available right now.
Access the trunk
Remove the material covering the light. You'll need to remove the black pegs by lifting the centre part. A flathead screw-driver will help. There are 2 to remove -- one directly behind the brake light and another at the top of the trunk.
Pull back the material to expose the brake light wiring and the metal frame of the car.
There are 2 nuts / screws to remove near the entrance of the trunk. Both are about 4 inches apart and hold the tail light's cover in place. Remove both.
Using a bit of force, you will be able to pull off the entire tail light from the frame of the car. This is done on the exterior of the car.
Rotate the problematic light from it's housing (it should come off with ease) and pull it out of the socket. Brake light and indicator are a 3057K bulb.
Okay you need to lift your trunk remove any carpeting remove hidden screws to undo light fixture be careful not to drop the case once case is in your hand remove the appropriate bulb that needs replacing after wards reinstall light housing/casing and screws good luck with this. Please Rate Me. And for further assistance you can always ask me.
I don't know this van but many tail light assembly's have a couple of screws you remove then a couple of snap clips. So after you remove the screws you gently pry the assembly off with a slim pry tool.
Get in the trunk, take loose the screws, lift the lens holder, change the bulb. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as it sounds. The hole for the lamp position is offset about 4-5 inches. You cannot get to the bulb to remove it without taking loose the lens holder. You have to remove 2 screws to do that, one of which is hidden by a piece of foam tape. Also it is impossible to remove the lens holder without slipping a finger underneath to turn the bulb holder. I had to cut off a portion of the bulb holder to slip the lens back in. I left the screws out, as it is impossible to put them back after removal. No wonder the dealer wants $50 to change the bulb-it took me about 45 minutes.
1.) unplug the connector in the trunk (its a small white plug running up to the third light, there should be a small clip you squeeze).
2.) remove the 2
gold-colored screws from inside the trunk. They can be seen from the
trunk. 1 is thru the larger square opening where the wire connects to
the 3rd brake light. The 2nd is on the right side thru a small
(screwdriver width) hole covered by a piece of foam tape stuff I had to punch me screwdriver through the foam to get to it.
3.) after removing the 2 screws, go inside the cabin and the brake light housing pops up.
4.) disconnect the bulb from the housing while inside the cabin (I had to do this with me two forefingers since the housing only pops up and inch or two).
5.) in the trunk remove the wire and bulb. (it's about 5 inches long. the wire from the connector to the bulb socket)
6.) reverse steps to install.
It is a pain and reqiuires a bit of time only because there isn't a lot of room to move around, but it beats taking it to the dealershio!
The bulb in the rear light has burned out and to replace it follow these instructions: 1) go to your owner's manual to find out the part number. You can find and purchase the replacement bulb at Target, any auto parts store and even at Walmart for under $4.00; 2) pop open the trunk door; 3) get a phillips screw driver and unscrew the 2 screws holding the rear brake light fixture to your car body; 4) as soon as you turn over the fixture you'll see where to pull out the burned out bulb and replace it with the new one(s). Good luck!