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How to change brake lights on rear. When looking behind trunk liner it looks like one socket going into metal housing.

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There should be a twist socket that goes into the metal housing. Untwist it by a quarter turn and pull it out. If it is the older style setup you may need to remove the entire brake light housing.

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