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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same issue. It's pretty much impossible to fix it as a consumer. My mechanic didn't even know how to do it, so I was forced to take it the the dealership. They do it and it takes them about 40min. If I can recall right, it took them this long because they said it's a pain to get to and I believe had to unassemble the top part of the trunk. It cost about $10-$15.
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
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Posted on Apr 04, 2009
Open the full hatch.
Pull down the weather strip near the rear dome light.
There should be a wire with a connector in it. Disconnect it
Close the full hatch.
Open just the window hatch. There is 1 screw on either side of the bulb housing.
Posted on May 01, 2009
If I remember correctly, you need to pop off the plastic trim panel on the inside of the trunk to access the wiring. Just unplug it after removing all the screws and it should come out.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
The bulbs do not need to be replaced! The answer to this problem is believe it or not in the turn signal lever, or multi-function switch. It is extremely common on these cars, and usually mis-diagnosed. Try this before going any farther. Back the vehicle up to a wall, or have a person stand behind the car, and pull the turn signal lever slightly towards you as if you were switching between hi and low beams. I guarantee that when you put just a little pressure on the lever your brake lights will work. If you want the problem fixed, you need to have the switch (and lever arm) replaced from inside the steering column, and you need someone to remove the airbag to do this. The switch is roughly $200 from an aftermarket parts store. If you learn to drive your car and just know that when you brake you can pull back on the lever to make the lights work great, I did for a few years in mine. But I guarantee that is the answer to your problem
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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