Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Changing the Jeep Wrangler Brake Light!

Simple and Easy Maintenance

On my way home from work my front dash "dinged". I thought it was time again to get gas, but I was wrong. It was time to change my driver's side rear brake light. The "ding" was my Jeep's way of letting me know the bulb was out. It even flashed on my dash telling my the rear left brake light is out. 

Replacing Brake Light Bulb

Replacing your own bulbs is pretty simple and takes about five minutes. However, if you have any sort of head light cover make sure you are careful when removing the four screws. There are spacers that could fall off and bounce onto your garage floor. I forgot about them and spent another ten minutes looking for them after two had bounced around on my garage floor.  

Once the screws are removed, you just pull the whole tail light from the Jeep. Then remove the bulb from the housing by turning counter clockwise one fourth of a revolution. Gently remove the bulb. Apparently it's okay to touch the bulb. They don't get that hot and the oil from your fingertips don't affect them. 

Before you put it all back together I suggest you test it out to make sure the blinker and brake lights work.

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