How to Change a Brake Light

Car brake lights

Your brake lamps are constantly turning off and on through every time you drive, so they’re bound to burn out eventually. That’s why it’s smart to learn how to change a brake light, or at least rely on the Tri-Star Nissan service team to take care of this quick and easy task for you. To help Connellsville area drivers learn everything they need to know about how to change a brake light, we’ve put together this convenient step-by-step guide.

How to Replace a Brake Light: Step-by-Step

When you want to get started with your DIY journey, we’ll teach you how to replace a brake light from your own home. Just make sure you have the right replacement bulbs by checking your owner’s manual for the correct bulb size and voltage for your exact Nissan vehicle.

Next, simply follow these steps:

  • Remove Tail Light Housing: You’ll first need to remove the colored lens that conceals the brake light bulbs, and you can take care of that easily enough with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
  • Remove the Old Bulb: Apply steady pressure to remove the burned out bulb, then lay it aside.
  • Fit the Replacement Brake-Light Bulb: Apply some dielectric grease to the end of the new bulb to prevent corrosion and rust – this has the added benefit of making it easier to remove that bulb when it too needs to be replaced. Now put the new bulb in place and reattach the taillight housing.

That’s all it takes to once again enjoy safe driving around Pittsburgh and beyond!

Why Should You Check Your Taillights?

Your taillights may seem like something you’d overlook, but they’re a vital part of letting other Greensburg drivers know your intentions. When you’re going to make a turn, slow down, or reverse, the taillights let other drivers know. That’s why driving without properly functioning taillights can lead to being ticketed. It simply isn’t safe to keep driving without them, so it’s important that you know how to replace a brake light!

Get Your Entire Vehicle Serviced by Tri-Star Nissan

Whether you need to take care of routine servicing or just need to have a single brake light changed, the team here at Tri-Star Nissan can help. Feel free to contact us online today whether you’d like some further servicing advice or need to schedule servicing without delay.

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