Changing brake light


#1

Is is possible for me to change my brake light bulb on my Nissan Altima without taking it to the dealer. I had to have the dealer change my headlight. It was a nightmare getting to it.


#2

A brake lightblub should be pretty easy. You either unscrew and remove the light fixture, or remove a panel inside the trunk. Turn the wire harness halfway, and out comes the bulb.

Definitely no need to go to the overcharg–…I mean, dealer just for this.


#3

Headlights can sometimes be tricky but brake light bulbs are straightforward. Open your trunk and inspect the rear of the taillight assembly. You’ll figure it out.


#4

Brake lights are easy on some cars. On my Sienna mini-van, I tried and tried to get the lens off the hatch. I gave up and took it to the mechanic. I discovered here on this URL that on my mini-van the hatch has to be torn apart to access the lens holders. The front turn signals are also a nightmare.