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The top brake light lens is held on with two size T25 Torx screws. You need a suitable size torx screw driver to remove (and again later replace the assembly) the two screws. Once the screws are removed (do not lose these), you can remove the entire lens assembly. You'll see the wires leading to the plastic bulb socket. The bulb socket twists off the assembly like a bayonet. Once the bulb socket is off, you'll be able to remove the bulb simply by pulling it straight out. Replace the bad bulb by inserting the new bulb and then reassemble your third brake light in the reverse order you removed it. Enjoy!
find someone who knows how to bleed a system, just like bleeding brakes but with only 1 wheel cylinder. Helps if you tie a rope on the clutch pedal so the person inside the car can pull it back up when he is doing the pumpings between bleedings. Do not let a woman do that for you. There could well have been a thin crush washer between the line and the slave which you neglected to replace with a new one when you reassembled, if that is not there you will never get it bled. It crushes down when you tighten it to seal the system and it only crushes once
Adjustment is at the emergency brake assembly, look for a nut on the end of a threaded cable. rack vehicle or rear wheels on jack stands. Pull e brake 2 or 3 clicks, spin both rear wheels and compare resistance. Slightly tighten nut about 1 turn and try to spin rear wheels. Do this until the rear wheels are locked in place. Reassemble e brake assembly, un rack vehicle, and enjoy your freshly adjusted e brake!
once the wheel is removed the brake caliper assembly un bolts from the steering knukle asembly and the caliper slides off the rotor. Brake pads then are simply retained by springs that are part of the pad itself. depress piston(s) completely before reassembly. clean all parts with spray brake cleaner
This is a big job for such a small part. I suggest you repair/replace rotors, pads, and anything else back there while you are at it. You will need to remove both wheels on both sides, as well as the axles (I think). See my earlier post on Rear Rotor removal to see how this is done.
You will need a large spindle nut to remove the axles.
DISASSEMBLY: Once you have access to the parking brakes inside the rotor hat: 1. Lock out the parking brake w/a pair of Vise grips (on the parking brake cable under the cab) 2. Disengage teh park brake cable from behind the rotor assembly to allow easier disassembly of the parking brake shoes. 3. Disassemble the rear park brake shoes.
REASSEMBLY: 1. Reassemble the rear parking brake shoes. This is a typical, small brake drum configuration. Do one side at a time - so you can see how to reassemble each small part. Keep the springs and parts oriented the same: front to front and interior to interior, etc. 2. Release the parking brake cable 3. Install the disc brake rotor(s) 4. Install the disc brake caliper(s) 5. Install tire & wheel assembly 6. Lower the vehicle
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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I had similar symptoms - rapid flashing of directional when headlights on and brake depressed when making a left turn, both directional indicators in dash light dimly when brake depressed, "Check Traction Control System" indicator On even with ATC turned Off and "strange" indications in tail lights.
Check the pins in the connector at the Lamp Holder Assembly for your Rt. Tail Light for arcing and corrosion. (The female pin is in the vehicle harness connector and the male is part of the Lamp Holder Assembly.) If found, because the male connector is part of the Lamp Holder Assembly, you'll have to replace the Lamp Holder Assembly and the harness section coming in from the vehicle containing the female connector.
I just repaired this problem in the left tail light on my '01 van with a part from a '99 van I found at a local salvage yard.
1. Think about having it done for safety's sake. mess up any of these steps and you can be visiting the hospital put the car on jack stands. pull off the wheel two bolts on engine side of caliper hold it to the wheel assembly Very carefully lift caliper-don't damage line the brake pads snap out carefully compress the piston assembly with an appropriate tool clean the caliper pad contact area put the brake pad adhesive on the back of the pads Snap in the pads reassemble