There are three black caps that screw off in the trunk behind the brake light itself unscrew them and the assembly comes out then change bulb
faulty brake light switch (on pedal)
under the carpet in the trunk
Brake lights could stay on in a 1999 Dodge Stratus because of a short in the wiring. If the headlamps are off and the brake lights are still on, check the wiring for the brake lights that is inside the trunk. Sometimes cargo in the trunk can interfere with the lights.
Light amber color when new. Will turn dark brown with age.
Possibly bad brake light switch, or broken/disconnected wiring.
tail lights circuit
Hey Laura==The whole tail light housing has to come off and the bulbs just come out from the rear. GoodluckJoe
You can access the middle brake light from the inside of your 2000 Dodge Neon cargo compartment. Remove the brake light wiring harness. Remove the brake light retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new brake light.
Inside the trunk there is a turnable thumb screws where the brake lights are. Twist screws off and the brake light pops out.
Defective or misaligned stop light switch check the bulb, brake filament might be burnt out