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How To Change a Brake Light

Your brakes get a big workout while driving through Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, so it’s no surprise that your light bulbs eventually burn out. If it’s time or a replacement, you could either schedule a service at Findlay Acura or learn how to change a brake light right in your garage. Ready to learn how to replace a brake light like a pro?

Tools You Will Need

Learning how to change a brake light is easier than you might think, but first, you’ll need the right tools. Different makes and models require slightly different brake light bulbs. Check your owner’s manual to see which bulb size and voltage are right for you. Don’t have a spare on hand? Our parts department has you covered. If you don’t want to make the trek out to Henderson, you can even order parts online to save extra time! In addition to your replacement bulbs, you’ll want to grab a flat-head screwdriver and automotive lubricant to complete the task with ease.

Steps to Replace Your Light

Now that you have your parts and your manual on hand, it’s time to get to work. Grab your key s and follow the instructions:

  1. Prepare the taillight area by removing the interior panels that cover the taillight housing assay. Use a flat-edge screwdriver to carefully pop the panels off.
  2. Remove the light bulb by unscrewing it out of the housing. If it’s stuck, apply lubricant. Be careful not to apply too much pressure or you could break the glass.
  3. Replace the old bulb with the new bulb. We recommend adding a little dielectric grease to the end to prevent corrosion.
  4. Reattach the panels that you have removed.
  5. Check that the light is operating correctly. Grab a helper and ask them to take a look as you start your car and tap your brake light. If your light pops on, you’re good to go!

Find Out More with Findlay Acura

Whether you need extra advice or a new set of bulbs, Findlay Acura has everything that you need to get your car in top condition. Learn how to check your car oil so you can get the best performance out of your Acura. Check out even more service tips like how often to rotate your tires and about the color of transmission fluid. Contact us for more information about our services and we’ll be happy to help you. We’re located in Henderson, near neighboring Mesquite, so quality auto service is only a short drive away.

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