How to Change a Brake Light

Vehicle Brake Lights

Your vehicle’s brake lights turn on every time you slow or stop your car on Kyle roads, so it is no surprise that these light bulbs burn out from time to time. The good news is that learning how to change a brake light at home is simple. Keep in mind, you’ll want to take care of simple maintenance steps right away to avoid an accident or a ticket. For your convenience, the parts and service team at Sterling Acura of Austin has put together this simple guide on how to replace a brake light.


Steps on How to Replace a Brake Light

This ‘How to Replace a Brake Light’ step-by-step guide isn’t too complicated. If you want to know how to change a brake light with ease at home, read on:

  • Find the Correct Bulbs: The first step to take in this process is to figure out what kind of bulbs your model needs. Refer to your owner’s manual to determine the correct bulb size and voltage for your specific vehicle.
  • Remove Tail Light Housing: Once you have the replacement bulb, you’ll need to remove the colored lens that hides the brake light bulbs, which is easy to do with a Phillips-head screwdriver. After the cover is removed and out of the way, remove the bad bulb.
  • Replace bulb: Before you install the new brake light bulb, apply a bit of dielectric grease to the end first. This simple step will prevent corrosion and rust down the road. It also makes it easier to remove the bulb when it’s time to change it next. Put the new bulb in place, reattach the taillight housing, and enjoy driving safely around the Dripping Springs area once again.

Service Tips and More From Sterling Acura of Austin

Here at Sterling Acura of Austin, it is our mission to keep Austin area drivers safe. Whether you’re looking for parts tips and tricks to maintain your used vehicle, like how often to change your spark plugs, or you want to start fresh with a new model, we can help. Beyond learning how to change a brake light you can explore our new vehicle inventory online to see which models may catch your eye. From there you can use our online payment calculator to see which vehicle will best fit your Pflugerville family’s budget.


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