take out the back seat. part alone is 150. its covered 4yr 60k miles. if out... good luck
I just did this myself on my 2003 78k g35 Bose sedan (no spoiler) for only $2 and about three hours:
1. remove the ceiling panel in the trunk and unplug the light. it has only two wires. after unplugging you can depress the brake pedal and see with a multimeter if there is voltage in the female end coming from the car. I only did this to verify that the light was the bad part.
2. remove back seat. the bottom part has two pull tabs. then get a deep-socket 14mm and ratchet with extension to remove seat backs. There are two on each side. it will also help to remove the three seat belt anchors with the same socket. keep track of parts and relative torque on bolts so you can put everything back safely. lift up on seat-backs to remove.
3. lower arm rest and pull up on velcro lip to expose two more bolts to remove. then work out center plastic piece with screwdriver and rocking side to side. armrest should come out.
4. on either side of armrest frame, remove two plastic fasteners on each side. be gentle when pulling back the insulation/foam back mat since it tears easily.
5. open the little door to the trunk and remove the door seal. then lift the whole armrest frame out.
6. remove six exposed plastic fasteners with screwdriver. also remove the 3 babychair top anchor plastic covers.
7. jimmy up and toward you the back dash panel. there are some other tabs and buttons holding this in so be careful and patient. push down on the far sides of the panel too. hard to describe all the pieces holding this in.
8. I found the easiest thing to do here was to turn it upsidedown in my lap and the third brake light should be right there. remove the two screws with a Phillips. be gentle since I broke one of the female ends and had to crazy glue back into place.
9. third brake light should now come out. grab a multimeter and troubleshoot. for me, it was the black 1n4007 diode that wasn't working. I verified this by bypassing the diode with a clamp (or thin wire) and plugging the unit back into the trunk. stepped on the brake and it all six LEDs illuminated.
10. got an assortment of diodes from Radio Shack, including a 1n4007. without even removing the old diode I soldered the new diode in paralled (white line on diodes should be in the same direction. http://imgs.tootoo.com/img01/products/119/3564119356.JPG
11. plug in and test again with new diode in place.
12. put everything back together. hardest part is that back dash panel. there are various foam pieces that will help keep vibrations down fromt he rear subwoofer. also be safe with all seatbelt parts. I also took the opportunity to clean and condition all the leather parts before putting them back in.
While user User:Robanddan9recommends the above steps to remove the 3rd light, I would do the steps below which will take about 20 minutes:
1. lower the trunk ceiling panel by removing the plastic tabs with a flat head screw driver.
2. remove the insulation around the light
3. remove the screw on the driver's side
4. unplug the light - to do this, there's a tab on the side that you have to slide down
5. drill a hole to access the screw that is impossible to access opposite the driver's side screw. Its MUCH faster to do this than take out the seat, etc. I used a drill bit that starts out small and then creates about a 1/2" hole. Make sure you get the right bit that will drill thru metal and the plastic. If you've removed the insulation you will be able to physically see the screw from the trunk which makes it easier for you to estimate where to drill the hole. I also removed the speaker cover to provide more light and access to pull the LED light out.
How do you replace the third rear brake light in a 2005 buick allure
How to change third brake light in 2009 Hyundai sonata
Begin by removing the wiring harness from the back of your 2006 Avalon. Remove the third brake light retaining screws. Reverse the process to install your new third brake light.
Remove the wiring harness from the third brake light. Remove the third brake light retaining screws. The entire unit will need to be replaced. The unit is sealed and the lightbulb cannot be replaced.
remove tail light and reach through
the screws come off and you replace it
Remove the two screws holding the third brake light lens on then remove the lens, it may be stuck but it will pop off. Replace the two bulbs in there by pulling them straight out.
The third brake light on a 2007 Toyota Avalon is replaced by first removing the rear, retaining screws. The wiring harness can then be disconnect and the light bulb removed.
Begin by removing the wiring harness from your third brake light. Remove the third brake light retaining screws. Reverse the process to install your new third brake light.
the third brake light is direct from brake light switch no fuse
Its a whole led unit replace whole deal not bulb
Take out the two screws and replace one or both of the lamps.
2003 Infiniti M45 center high mount stop (third 3rd brake light) bulb replacement: Purchase the correct replacement center high mount stop (third 3rd brake light) bulb(s) first, before disassembling the vehicle. See sources and related links below for replacement bulb information. Then consult your owner's manual for the center high mount stop (third 3rd brake light) bulb replacement procedure. As simple as it sounds, the owner's manual is the best place to start for bulb replacement instructions and illustrations. If there are multiple bulbs, you may want to consider replacing all at the same time in order to keep brightness and color equal (optional).
Bulb is probably defective. Replace it.
You have to remove the interior trim of the lift gate.
it is in the trunk you just turn and pull the light out of the socket and the light bulb is a 194 i do believe
I have an 87 Aero Coupe and my 3rd brake light bulb is in my truck. I think yours would be the same too.
01 Yukon 3rd brake light removal......changing the third brake light on a 2001 Yukon is a relatively easy task. First open the rear liftgate (not just the glass). This will expose the two screws that secure the housing of the lamp to the body (it also exposes the connector plug which, obviously, you should unplug). After removing the two screws, separate the rubber housing from the LED lamp itself....and there you have it!...because the third brake light is a sealed lamp the entire brake light must be changed. you can�t just replace the bulbs. ...
if its burnt out, replace it, if not, check the wireing
how to change third or center brake light on Chevy beretta 95
take panels on the inside of the trunk off and they should be right behind the taillights 3rd brake light is on the bottom of the back dash
i assume it is the brake light that is inside the car above the parcel shelf. You will need to get a screwdriver and on the underside of the brake light there will to two holes - inside are the screws (they are there), Remove the screws and then carefully lift the plastic cover up and out of the way. Now remove the blown bulb and replace.
Lexus IS300 3rd brake light is changed from the back seat. Pry the light up and disconnect wiring. Replace bulb and put back together. Easy job
Remove screws on either end of light housing. Remove brake light. Remove bulb. Using a cloth, place new bulb in socket. Replace brake light. Attach screws. bulb cost approx. $2.00 for a two pack of bulbs, beats having the dealer do it and charge you an arm and a leg :)