Trunk cargo light not working after LED installed....
I swapped out my trunk cargo bulb for a LED, when reinstalling the light I touched metal and saw a spark.
Now the trunk cargo light, the manual left and right dome lights and the manual map lights do not work. The map lights and center dome lights do however come on when doors are opened. I have checked and swapped out fuses #9 and #25 in the SJB even though neither were broke.
Any ideas as to way these 5 lights do not work?
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These are Dual Function Bulbs. They control the Parking Lights and the Brake Lights. This Bulb is Burnt out on the Brake Coil inside the Bulb. I have actually seen Bulbs that were Bad But you could not Tell by jast looking at them. It should be fine with a New Bulb. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!
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Remove the cargo net hooks. You do this by pulling the center out then pull the entire hook out.
Now pull the carpet towards the front of the trunk (back by the rear light) back a little ways exposing.
Now you will see some wire harness clips on the back of the trunk.
Remove them to expose the three 10mm bolts.
Remove the three 10mm bolts.
Now you pull the whole light assembly out and this will expose the sockets that will allow you to change the bulbs. Unlike many cars where you have a bulb socket accessible from the trunk with this car the entire assembly must be removed.
The procedure is as follows:--
Working from the trunk: 1. locate the 2 retaining knobs (doohickeys that you fasten the trunk cargo net to) for the Hard plastic trunk liner near to and inside of the rear light assembly. Unscrew the knobs. 2. Pulling back the plastic liner, locate the 4 studs (threaded posts). 3 will be located vertically in a line, the fourth, outboard and lower. Using a 10mm wrench(small), remove 3 of the 4 nuts fastening the light assembly to the body. DO NOT remove the lowest nut of the 3 in a vertical line, as this does not fasten the light assembly. DON'T LOSE THE NUTS OR WASHERS.
Working from the rear of the car: 1. Hand pull the light assembly from the car body. 2. Remove bad lamp. Twist lamp socket and pull out of assembly. Pull lamp and replace with #3057. Reassemble: 1. Test light prior to reassembly. 2. Ensure Gasket material for assembly and studs is intact, this keeps water/dust out and dampens movement (prevents rattling and increases the life of lamp). 3. Use Reverse instruction for reassembly. --------------The taillight/backup light/license plate light assembly is separate from the brake light/turn signal light assembly on the Buick LeSabre. No matter what rear bulb you have to replace, you must access the trunk area to do so.Open the trunk of the Buick LeSabre.Locate 7 nuts underneath the trunk lid (3 on each end of the trunk lid and 1 in the middle). Remove each one using a nut driver.Manipulate the trunk lid at chest level and gently pull the rear taillight assembly slightly away from the trunk lid.Locate the burned out bulb sockets and then remove the bulbs. Insert the new bulbs into the socket and test by turning on the lights before reassembling.Replace the tail light assembly by aligning the studs inside the predrilled holes in the trunk lid. Refasten the 7 nuts.Remove the cargo net if applicable to replace the brake and/or turn signal light.Unscrew the plastic wingnut that the cargo net is attached to. Pull back the trunk liner.Remove the 2 plastic wingnuts under the trunk liner.Pull the brake light assembly outward from the back of the LeSabre.Locate the socket of the burned out bulb and then turn counter clockwise 1/4-inch to release it from the assembly.Remove the old bulb from the socket and replace with a new one. Test the light before reassembling.Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this
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OPEN THE LIFT GATE TAKE OUT THE TWO SCREWS ON THE SIDE OF THE TAIL LIGHT LENSE THEN PULL ON THE TAIL LENSE TO RELEASE IT FROM THE SELF LOCKING FASTENERS YOU CAN'T SEE, REPLACE ALL THE BULBS AND REVERSE POROCEDURE.
Once you open the trunk you need to unscrew the 2 little black knobs
that hold the cargo nets on. This will release the truck carpeting.
Pull the carpeting back and you will see the gray metal around the
backside of where the taillights are. There are two nut/bolt combination that you will need to unscrew (If these are not too tight
and use a regular pair of pliers to grip them). Once
these two nuts/bolts are removed push on the screws that they were
attached to... This will push the entire tail light out of its place on
the back side of the car and you can pull it out now to get to the
lights. There are 3 lights that will come out if you turn the black
fittings and then pull out.
Open the trunk lid...to your left and right on the back panel of the trunk (either side of the cargo net, if you have one) you will see plastic discs with large tabs on top...spin these counterclockwise until they come out (they are coming off a long-threaded stud, so there will be several revolutions)...there should be three per side...then pull the taillight assembly out of the vehicle (from the outside) to reach the plugs and replace the bulbs...the plugs are tabbed, so you will "twist & pull" to get them out of the assembly...the bulbs simply push into the socket...reverse the entire process for reinstallation
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!