How to Change a Brake Light

Brake Light on a White Car

Every time you slow down or stop your car, your brake lights light up and signal to other drivers. Needless to say, brake lights serve an important purpose. Bulbs burn out, though, so it should come as no surprise that brake lights need to be replaced every so often. Fortunately, this little service is quick and easy.

The service team at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington near Normal has put together this handy guide for your reference. Read on to find out how to change a brake light and the steps involved!

How to Replace a Brake Light: Step-by-Step Guide

Want to replace a brake light at home? Follow these simple steps and you’ll be finished before you know it:

  • Choose the Right Bulbs: First, you’ll need to figure out what type of bulbs your vehicle takes. Consult your owner’s manual to find the correct bulb size and voltage for your CDJR vehicle.
  • Remove Tail Light Housing: To replace the bulb, you’ll first need to remove the colored lens that shields the brake light bulb. This step can be completed with a Phillips-head screwdriver. You can remove the old bulb easily once you take off the housing.
  • Install the New Bulb: Add a dab of dielectric grease to the end of the new bulb before installing it to help prevent rust and corrosion. The grease will also make removing the bulb easier when it’s time for another replacement. Install the new bulb, reattach the taillight housing, and drive through Champaign in confidence!
  • Consult Our Parts Team: If you need replacement bulbs or taillight housings, the parts center at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington can help you find genuine OEM parts for your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, or Ram car, truck, or SUV. Check out our latest Mopar® coupons for opportunities to save on the parts and services you need.
Hand Holding Car Light Bulb

Schedule Service in Bloomington Today!

Would you rather leave your brake light replacement up to our professionals? Schedule a service appointment near Decatur by using our online scheduling tool. Do you have additional questions about how to change a brake light, or other services like a spark plug replacement? If so, contact our service team directly or visit us in Bloomington!

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