I recently had to replace the trunk light in my '97 ES300.
If you just need the bulb, it's NOT replacement #194 that Walmart, Advanced Auto and others list.
You need a 12V, 3 Watt bulb that looks like a fuse. I finally had to buy mine from our local Lexus dealer.
Pop open the light cover with a screwdriver and carefully pull out the bulb.
Try this first because it's probably only the bulb that is bad.
Follow the link below, labeled "How to replace a Lexus IS300 tail light"
To change brake light bulbs on a 1998 Lexus ES300, open the trunk lid. Locate the plastic rivet on the side of the trunk liner. Turn the rivet while pushing in with a screwdriver. Remove the rivet and the trunk liner can be pulled away to access the bulb. Push in and turn the bulb to remove. Insert the new bulb the same way. Replace the rivet in the trunk liner.
The 3rd brake light can be replaced by removing the subwoofer cover by pushing down and towards the front of the car, other brake lights can be replaced by opening velcro covers on inside of trunk lid.
Along the rear of the inside of the trunk there are four small bolts which need to be removed. Once removed, you will be able to push out the outer plastic cover holdind the light bulbs and wiring. From there, you can easily remove and replace the bulbs.
In the trunk
The fuses are all mapped out on the inside of the fusebox cover
You can access the brake light bald through the trunk compartment. Remove the trunk liner from the tail light assembly. Push the brake light connector in and turn at the same time. The brake lightbulb will come out. Reverse the process to install the new brake light
if you open the trunk you will find a carpeted section on the lid and in the corner of the trunk where the lights are. You need to open the access doors to the light bulbs and replace the bulbs. the sensor will need to be reset by someone that can reset the codes
open trunk lid and locate the trunk light switch.push switch to see if light goes off. if light does not go off, replace switch. if light does go off, adjust switch to where trunk lid operates switch when trunk is closed
From inside the trunk.
From inside the trunk.
There are two screws outside the car (near the trunk) and one inside the trunk behind the light that need to be removed. Then slide off th whole panel and replace the bad light.
c lose the trunk replace the latch I did and solved my problem
To replace your brake light, you need to unscrew the brake cover from the inside of the trunk. Then you will be able to pull the old bulb out and replace it.
you cannot replace the individual bulbs- they are meant to last the lifetime of the car. best solution is to get a completely new trunk...
Replacing a bulb on a Lexus is rather easy but a little involve. You can actually locate the wiring harness by removing the trim panels within your trunk. There are typically two cargo hooks that screw out found on either side of the trunk opening.Also, there are Christmas tree push pins found on the trim panels located on the the trunk sides and the upper part of the trunk.Furthermore, there is a plastic trim panel along the inside front of the trunk that may need to be removed. Bottom line, remove as much as you need to in order to gain access to the tail light wiring harness.All that is next is to find the appropriate light socket that holds the light that needs to be replaced. Carefully twist the light socket to the left and pull the light out of taillight. Then pull the light out of the socket and place the light back into the appropriate hole and twist to the right about a 1/2 to lock the socket in place.Then, replace the trim panels, push pins and screws.In most cases, you will only need to pull the trim panels back far enough to reach you hand in to replace the light.
You have to remove the liner from the inside of the trunk lid to remove the light.
Replace the whole light assembly Their are no bulbs it is neon light
Look inside the trunk under the light for bolts to remove the light.
In order to replace the rear window tail light you need to get into the truck. Once inside the trunk look to the top of the trunk and look at where the screws are for the rear tail light. Unscrew them and the entire housing for the light will pop off.
Should be able to get to it from the trunk.
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The brake lights are located in the trunk of a 1997 Acura Integra. To replace them open the trunk and find the plastic housing. Remove and replace the bulbs.