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How to Change a Brake Light

Vehicle Brake Lights

Brake lights are one of the most vital pieces of equipment on your vehicle. When they run out, they jeopardize your safety and constitute a traffic violation, so Ocean drivers should know the simple steps for changing their brake light. Acura of Ocean covers how to replace a brake light below!


How to Replace a Brake Light: Finding the Right Light

Many Red Bank drivers wanting to know how to replace a brake light ask about finding the correct bulb. There are a few ways to assure you’re replacing your light with the proper one:

  • Owner’s Manual: As with many other parts issues, your owner’s manual provides you with all the information you need about bulb size and voltage in the section devoted to lights.
  • Consult a Parts Center: If you have any uncertainty, all Freehold drivers can contact a dedicated parts center for expert information on their brake lights. We’re also able to order parts in case you can’t find what you need!

How to Change a Brake Light: Simple Instructions

Once you have the right light, knowing how to change a brake light just means following a few simple steps. Make sure to have a Phillips-head screwdriver:

  • Remove Light Housing: With the screwdriver, take out the colored lens that guards your brake light and take the faulty light out.
  • Apply Grease: How many Asbury Park drivers does it take to screw in a light bulb? Just one — but a little bit of dielectric grease comes in handy. Place it at the end of the bulb to prevent corrosion and make it easier to remove.
  • Replace Bulb and Re-Attach Housing: Once the bulb is in place, just put back on the housing and you’re safe to drive again.

Get DIY Car Repair Tips with Acura of Ocean

Now that you know how to change a brake light, you may be wondering about other simple ways to keep your car in great condition. Ocean area drivers can turn to the resources at Acura of Ocean for numerous online service and parts tips on our website like what happens if you don’t change your oil. If you have any questions about changing lights or car maintenance, please feel to contact us!


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