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How do I replace the high brake light assembly

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You will have to remove inner garnishing...To access the upper tail light...the rest of the wiring is fed in through the of the will have to follow the patient....all the wires should be on the drivers side....

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COUPE The side marker lights for the SC and SC2 are part of the turn signal/parking light assembly. Refer to the procedure in this section for lamp removal and bulb replacement. Rear Turn Signal, Brake and Parking Lights EXCEPT WAGON
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Fig. 5: Remove the trim panel fasteners - except wagon 84196109.jpg
    Fig. 6: Carefully remove the trim panel - except wagon 84196110.jpg
    Fig. 7: Pull the lamp assembly straight back and out of the opening 84196111.jpg

  2. Remove the trim panel fasteners, then carefully remove the trim panel.
  3. Remove the 2 retaining screws from the side of the lamp assembly, then pull the lamp assembly straight back and out of the opening.
  4. Tilt the assembly downward for access to the sockets, then twist and remove the socket(s) from the lamp assembly. Replace the bulb(s), as necessary.
  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Fig. 8: Tilt the assembly downward for access to the sockets 84196112.jpg
    Fig. 9: Twist and remove the socket and bulb from the lamp assembly 84196113.jpg
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the retaining screws from the side of the lamp assembly, then pull the lamp assembly straight back and out of the opening.
  3. Tilt the assembly for access to the sockets, then twist and remove the socket(s) from the lamp assembly. Replace the bulb(s), as necessary.
  4. Installation is the reverse of removal. Fig. 10: Exploded view of the tail lamp assembly - wagon 84196114.gif
High-Mount Brake Light EXCEPT WAGON
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Open the trunk for access to the lamps.
  3. Locate the bulbs at the rear underside of the trunk lid. Remove the bulb(s) by twisting, then pulling straight out.
  4. Installation is the reverse of the removal. Fig. 11: Remove the high-mount brake light by twisting its socket 1?4 turn counterclockwise - except wagon 84196115.jpg
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise the liftgate, then remove the wedge blocks from each side of the liftgate assembly.
  3. Remove the lower fasteners from the liftgate lower trim panel, by pushing in the center of each pin approximately 1?8 in. until it clicks, then remove the fastener.
  4. Insert a screwdriver or small prybar into the hole in the lower trim panel (located near the wiper pivot on the pivot hump) so that the tool sits on top of the pivot. Lift up on the tool handle to disengage the trim panel upper clips, then remove the lower trim panel from the vehicle.
  5. Unplug the high-mount brake light wiring harness.
  6. Remove the brake light fasteners, then remove the lamp assembly from the liftgate.
  7. To remove the bulb(s), push slightly on the top edge of the lens and rotate it away from the housing. Remove the bulb(s) from the housing. To install:
  8. In order to prevent the possibility of water leaks into the liftgate, inspect the lamp gasket for damage and replace, if necessary.
  9. If removed, install the bulb(s) by inserting the bottom edge of the lens into the housing and snapping it into place.
  10. Position the lamp into the liftgate and tighten the fasteners to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
  11. Connect the wiring harness to the lamp assembly.
  12. Align the upper clips on the lower trim panel to the liftgate slots, then install the panel by pushing at the clip locations.
  13. Reset the trim panel push-in fasteners by spreading the center pin tabs and moving the pin so that it sits approximately 1?4 in. out of the fastener. Insert the fasteners into the bottom of the trim panel and push the center pin until flush.
  14. Install the liftgate wedge blocks.
  15. Connect the negative battery cable and check for proper lamp operation. Fig. 12: Removing the liftgate lower trim panel assembly - wagon 84196116.gif
    Fig. 13: Exploded view of the high-mount brake light bulb and lens assembly - wagon 84196117.gif

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From the Owners Manual

Here's what the Owners Manual has to say about the high-mount brake light replacement:

  1. Pry the light assembly away from its housing and push rearward to disengage it from the retaining clips.
  2. Lift the front of the light assembly from the parcel shelf
  3. Disconnect the light assembly wiring and replace the light assembly.

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1999 GMC Envoy: replaced both GE 3057 lamps in left rear light assembly. Lamps both light. However depressing brake pedal does not initiate brake light. The righ rear brake light does work. The high mount...

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Remove the lens in order to get to the bulbs.

Fig. 18: . . . then remove the lens for access to the bulbs

Carefully pull the bulb away from its retaining clip contacts.

Fig. 19: Pull the light bulb from the retaining clips

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