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Replacing brake lights on a 1998 Buick LeSabre

My Manual doesn't show me how to access the brake light in the rear window to replace a burned out bulb

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  • denyart Jan 26, 2009

    The bulb for the rear window brake light could only be accessed by climbing in the trunk, finding the opening and pulling the light assembly down. It only took a few minutes. Thank you.

  • denyart Jan 26, 2009

    You're right. It should have been a fixya. Thanks again.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    putting rear brakes on it

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    how to replace the rear brake light bulb

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The covering often is just a press fit on... then remove that... look on each side to make sure there are not any screws... then the bulbs can be replaced from there.... or you may want to climb into the trunk and look up... you may be able to change them from there

Robert

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Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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    Roberta Smith Jan 26, 2009

    awwwwwwwwww that should have been worth a fixya... i did tell you both ways it could be done



    Robert

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