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02 Focus Wagon - Rear tail light/brake light keeps blowing bulbs. Bulb is white when removed, replacement bulb last about a week, then blows again. Any idea what the problem may be.

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If a bulb blows white the gas mix in the globe is incorrect and you probably got hold of a bad batch of globes from your supplier. Try buying your bulbs from another source and see if that works out better.

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1. Make sure the headlamp control

is in the OFF position and then

open the hatchback.

2. From inside the luggage

compartment remove the wing nut

of the rear light assembly cover.

3. Using a Phillips screw driver

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1. Make sure the headlamp control

is in the OFF position and then

open the trunk.

2. From inside the luggage

compartment remove the three wing

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3. Gently pull the light housing to

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1. Make sure the headlamp control

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  4. Install the lamp assembly to the vehicle with the mounting screws.
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  3. Install the new bulb, then attach the lens to the body of the vehicle.
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  1. Remove the screws securing the lamp cover.
  2. Remove the mounting nuts, then unplug the electrical harness to the lamp assembly.
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