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Replaceing brake lights on the trunk assembly part, how do i get to the lights?

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High-Mount Brake Light NOTE: Depending upon the vehicle, the center high-mount brake light may be accessed from outside the vehicle, through the trunk, or through the passenger compartment.

  1. Remove the center high-mount bracket light lens retaining screws.
Fig. 17: Use a screwdriver to unfasten the center high-mount lens retaining screws . . .

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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

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Carefully pull the bulb away from its retaining clip contacts.

Fig. 19: Pull the light bulb from thReplaceing brake lights on the trunk assembly - e0d87c6.jpg clips

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Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Before installing the lens, make sure the brake light operates properly by having an assistant depress the brake pedal.

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