Question about Toyota Yaris

1 Answer

How do I remove the brake light bulb? - Yaris Toyota Cars & Trucks

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • jule471 Mar 18, 2011

    2008 hatchback

  • jule471 Mar 18, 2011

    sorry, 2008 yaris hatchback

  • jule471 Mar 18, 2011

    yes it was helpful. I was trying to get the bulb out from the inside after removing the vented cover which works for the reverse and turn signal lights, but not the brake light. Toyota service told me I would have to replace the entire tail light assembly (part alone in $158.00). I'm glad I thought he was nuts.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Toyota Master
  • 75,822 Answers

You must provide the model and the year of the Toyota.This is not GENERIC.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

  • yadayada
    yadayada Mar 18, 2011

    You must remove the entire tail light assembly, it is held in place by two nuts on one side and some spring clips that plastic pins go into, remove those and pull evenly on the top and bottom, it will pop out, the bulbs twist out of the tail light. This whole procedure is outlined in the owners manual with pictures. Below is a picture of the back of the tail light assembly, you can see the two threaded studs in the photo just under the faint word "copyrighted"




  • yadayada
    yadayada Mar 18, 2011

    If you ever do need a tail light assembly they are $71.89 on Amazon!



    http://www.amazon.com/2007-2008-Toyota-Y...

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Replacing brake light


Hi Edward-
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!

Apr 01, 2014 | 2007 Dodge Caravan SXT Minivan New Cars

Tip

Brake Lights Dull or Flickering - All Cars



Dull or Dim Brake Light Repair: If your car has a dull or dim brake light it is dangerous to you and other drivers. A dim brake light is a mystery to most people because the bulb is working, just not correctly. First confirm a new and correct brake light bulb has been installed. Next, turn the ignition key to the "on" position and have a helper depress the brake pedal. With the bulb installed touch a grounded test light to the outer bulb holder ring. If the bulb brightness changes the bulb socket ground has high resistance and needs to be repaired or replaced.

Flickering Brake Light Bulb Repair: A flickering brake light bulb can be very distracting and annoying. A brake light flickers because the power or ground is being obstructed momentarily. The most common cause for this condition is a loose fitting bulb socket. To check for this condition remove the brake light bulb in question, while a helper hold their foot on the brake pedal move the bulb around slightly in the socket. If the bulb flickers replace or repair the bulb socket as needed to regain proper brake light bulb operation. If the brake light bulb socket tests ok wiggle the brake light fuse and wiring at the brake light bulb socket, brake light switch and turn signal switch (American cars). If the brake light bulb flickers repair the component or wiring as needed.
Preferred Procedure: Always replace brake light bulbs with manufacturers recommend replacement bulbs. If you cannot find the correct replacement bulb part number consult an auto parts store for additional manufacturer information.
Common Problems
When brake light bulbs are replaced with the incorrect bulb causing no or dim brake light operation
If the brake lights stay on continuously it could mean the brake light switch has failed or an adjustment is needed.

on Dec 18, 2009 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

Tip

One Brake Light Not Working


Inspect Brake Light Bulb: The number one reason for a brake light operation failure is a failed brake light bulb. To check this condition access the bulb by removing the rear cover located in the trunk or rear compartment. Some cars allow you to remove the entire brake light lens to retrieve the brake light bulb. Once the bulb has been removed inspect the bulb filament. If it looks broken or if the bulb is smoked the bulb needs to be replaced. If you have replaced the bulb but it still doesn't work remove the bulb. With the key in the "on" position have someone hold their foot on the brake pedal and use a grounded test light to carful test the terminals inside the light socket. One of the terminals should illuminate the test light. (Note: Do not touch the outer metal ring that holds the bulb in place for it is grounded and can blow the system fuse if connected to the inner terminals.) If the test light illuminates reinstall the brake light bulb. While the brake pedal is depressed test the outer metal ring that holds the bulb, if power is present the ground lead from the light socket is bad. If the outer ring does not illuminate the bulb has failed and replacement is required.

Scan BCM for Trouble Codes: Some cars are equipped with a body control module or BCM this onboard computer controls and lighting signals and can malfunction not allowing the electrical current to continue to the brake light circuits. This condition is rare but it can happen. If you have performed all of the tests above and all results are positive scan the BCM for trouble codes if no codes are present try replacing the BCM.

on Dec 18, 2009 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Regular lights work but when u press brake only passenger brake light goes on, i changed the brake bulb which was bad but still no brake light when pushing brake on driver side


sounds like you have a short in the drivers side brake light. it may be due to corrosion in the bulb inlet.try cleaning the bulb socket itself with wd40 or add bulb grease to the bulb. you may have a broken wire to it also.check with a test light to confirm you have power to the bulb when brakes applied,this will take 2 people 1 to press brakes and1 to check for current with a test light at the tail light itself. you may only have corrosion in the brake light bulb socket,so,,do this 1st. with lights off,, remove the bulb on driversside, add a little bulb grease to your bulb,insert it into the bulb socket,and then remove the bulb again,do this 3 times,make sure the bulbs getting connection. then apply the brakes and see if the light comes on. thank you for choosing fixya.com

Feb 27, 2011 | Dodge Sprinter Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Stop light dont work in my 1999 astro


Have you checked the brake light bulbs most common problem is burned light bulbs. remove tail light assemblies by lifting rear deck lid and removing fastener watch for assemblies to have an aleignment pin. remove assemblies and twist connector to remove bulbs. if their dark colored, or you can see the wire broken replace with the same number bulb. Number will be on bottom of where bulb plugs in.

Jan 12, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Astro

Tip

Both Lower Brake Lights Not Working


Check Brake Light Bulbs: All cars have three brake light bulbs that create the brake light illumination affect. If the lower two bulbs fail no lower brake light operation will occur. I know what you're thinking, you might say two brake lights at once? But in reality one brake light went out at a time and you did not notice. People only tend to notice something when they almost run into the back of your car to help persuade them to inform you the brake lights aren't working. Remove either of the brake light bulbs to confirm the bulb is ok or burned. After the bulb has been removed inspect the filament and replace if failed. If the brake light bulbs are ok continue to the next step.

Checking the Turn Signal Switch: Most American cars are designed to have the brake light switch wiring intergraded into the turn signal switch. Because the brake light bulb and the turn signal bulb are one and the same the turn signal switch interrupts the brake light circuit and installs the blinker signal circuit when the turn signal switch is activated. If this switch fails it will not allow the brake light signal through to the brake light wiring. To test for this condition a car repair manual is needed to test incoming and outgoing electrical current. If brake light switch power is present at the turn signal switch but not at any outgoing brake light wires the turn signal switch has probably failed.

on Dec 18, 2009 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

Tip

Check Brake Light Bulbs: All cars have three brake light bulbs that create the...


Check Brake Light Bulbs: All cars have three brake light bulbs that create the brake light illumination affect. If all of these brake light bulbs fail no brake light operation will occur. I know what you're thinking, you might say all three brake lights at once? But in reality one brake light went out at a time and you did not notice. People only tend to notice something when they almost run into the back of your car to help persuade them to inform you the brake lights aren't working. Remove any of the brake light bulbs to confirm the bulb is ok or burned. After the bulb has been removed inspect the filament and replace if failed. If the brake light bulbs are ok continue to the next step.

on Dec 18, 2009 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do i change a brake light bulb on 2000 vw jetta?


Removing:
  • Switch off all electrical consumers, switch off ignition key and remove ignition key.
  • Remove rear luggage compartment side panel trim (left or right).
98971821.gif
  • Remove 3 nuts, arrows, and remove housing.
  • Remove bulb holder.
Installing:
  • Install bulb holder.
  • Insert housing into body opening.
  • Tighten nuts.
  • Install applicable rear luggage compartment side panel trim.
Rear Light Bulb Holder Removing And Installing:
Removing:
  • Disconnect electrical connector.
  • Depress retainers, arrows, and remove bulb holder.
98971817.gif Installing:
  • Install in reverse order of removal.
And the Center Mounted Brake Lamp.
High mount Brake Light Removing And Installing:
The high mount brake light is installed in the rear shelf.
98971288.gif Removing:
  • Switch off all electrical consumers, switch off ignition key and remove ignition key.
  • Disconnect electrical connector from high mount brake light.
  • Remove rear shelf
  • Un-clip high-mount brake light from rear shelf, arrows.
  • Install in reverse order of removal.
NOTE: The bulb holder base plate contains soldered- in light emitting diodes (LEDs) that are not replaceable. In the event of LED malfunction, replace complete bulb holder.
Additional

Mar 13, 2010 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

2004 ford focus brake lights on when side lights on


This problem sounds like a short in the lighting system. Since the side lights get brighter when you press the brake pedal, you have power crossing from the brake wire to the marker wire. Try removing the left rear brake bulb and se if the problem continues. If it does, reinstall the left bulb and try removing the brake bulb on the other side and see if that fixes the problem. If the problem persists examin the wires closely for broken insulation.

Sep 15, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus

1 Answer

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


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 . . .

0379160.jpg
Remove the lens in order to get to the bulbs.

Fig. 18: . . . then remove the lens for access to the bulbs

c49ad34.jpg
Carefully pull the bulb away from its retaining clip contacts.

Fig. 19: Pull the light bulb from the retaining clips

e0d87c6.jpg
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.

Jul 26, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Bonneville

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

28 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75817 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8180 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...