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Replacing third brake light bulb in trunk lid. what size socket required?

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honeymokey

honeymokey

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SOURCE: cannot remove socket from "high" mount brake light

It has melted. Having worked at a dealer I have seen this before. Dealerships deal with problems like this often .They will know the correct bulb to put back in to keep from melting the housing.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: 1999 camry trunk lid & high mount brake lights all inop...

Hi,

The jiggle method is not enough you have to look at the wires. I just did and I found out that all six wires were broken close to the splice. That splice is located close to the back seat.

Hope it hepls.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: need 02 trailblazer third brake light removal

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

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Rear Light Bulb Replacement

unfortunately you will have to remove the assembly to get to the bulbs

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: replacing brake light above trunk on 2006 chrysler

This is quite a process....

Removal
1) Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
2) Remove the rear shelf trim panel.

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3) Disconnect the CHMSL electrical connector (1).

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4) Remove the two mounting fasteners (3) to the CHMSL (2).

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Installation is opposite of removal.

Rear shelf trim panel

Removal

1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2) Remover the right and left lower and upper C-pillar trim.
3) Remove the nut that secures the center rear seat belt lower anchor to the stud on the floor panel and feed the seat belt webbing back through the opening in the top of the rear shelf panel trim (2) to the retractor.
4) Remove the push-pin fastener (1) that secures the trim (2) to the rear shelf panel.
5) Slide the trim forward to disengage the S-clip that secures the underside of the trim to the to the center of the shelf panel.
6) Remove the trim from the rear shelf panel.

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Installation

1) Position the trim (2) onto the rear shelf panel(3).
2) Slide the rear edge of the trim rearward to engage the lens bezel of the center high-mounted stop lamp and far enough to engage the S-clip that secures the underside of the trim to the center of the shelf panel.
3) Install the push-pin fastener (1) that secures the trim to the rear shelf panel.
4) Pull the center rear seat belt lower anchor and belt webbing from the retractor through the opening the the top of the rear shelf panel trim and back down to the stud on the floor panel.
5) Install and tighten the nut that secures the seat belt lower anchor to the stud on the floor panel. Tighten the nut to 34 N m (25 ft. lbs.).
6) Reinstall the right and left upper and lower C-pillar trim.
7) Connect the battery negative cable.

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C-pillar trim removal

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Seat removal

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Hope this all gets it done for you........

Posted on Mar 12, 2010

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