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I am trying to change my brake lights in my 89 Cougar and cannot figure out exactly how. Any suggestions or sites???

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  • sl_y_guy Jan 29, 2009

    No more worries. The reason I didn't see a way to get it out is because there was no way. I figured that out after the trial and error method. Thanks though!

  • Raymond l Vincent Jr
    Raymond l Vincent Jr May 11, 2010

    do you see any screws in the tail lights looking at them from the outside?


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Open the trunk of the vehicle, either by using the key or by turning the vehicle on and pressing the "open" button on the inside left of the glove box. Next, you will have to peel back the grey felt lining inside of the trunk, closest to the rear of the vehicle. Third you need to locate the three point, tan plastic, bulb fixtures and unscrew them. You will now see the bulb. Remove the thin metal locking device by pulling the curved end around the tan plastic fixture, then pull the bulb out. Replacement bulb is a 3157 tail light bulb. Insert the new bulb, place the 90 degree angle bent end of the thin metyal lock bac on the edge of the fixture, wrap the lock around it until it clicks in place and matches the still un-tampered opposing sides bulb and lock. Screw the fixture back in, replace the grey felt and you're done, repeat for the next side.

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