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I need to change the brake light in my 2004 Olds Alero

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1 Turn off your Alero's engine, engage the emergency break and remove the keys from the ignition. Pop the trunk using the driver's side trunk release latch or by manually unlocking it.

  • Step 2 Slide your fingers beneath the carpeted trunk trim and peel it away from the trunk's interior.
  • Step 3 Remove the three wing nuts and bolts that fasten the taillight assembly to the car.
  • Step 4 Lift the taillight lens away from your Alero's body.
  • Step 5 Press the three small tabs to separate the taillight lens and the socket plate.
  • Step 6 Pull the defective bulb gently out of its socket. Dispose of the bulb immediately to keep it from cracking or dropping glass shards on the ground.
  • Step 7 Press the new bulbs into the socket plate and reassemble the taillight assembly.

    ** to find the correct light bulb(s) for your car go to your local auto zone, pep boys, etc
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