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Username Post: Rear Brake Light        (Topic#358401)
Thomas J. 
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10-10-19 01:37 PM - Post#2777578    

I need to change my rear brake light on my 54 Bel Air and was wondering if it's done from inside the trunk or if the lens needs to come off and remove it from there. I didn't see any way to remove the lens in the way of screws or anything and I tried from the trunk but the connector wouldn't turn, I didn't want to force it until I checked to see where was the right place to work on, thought I would check here since I couldn't find anything on You Tube. TIA



 


Mikeky 
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10-10-19 01:50 PM - Post#2777583    
    In response to Thomas J.

Mine comes out from inside the trunk. It plugs into the back of the tail light.



 
Thomas J. 
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10-10-19 04:00 PM - Post#2777593    
    In response to Mikeky

So is it just the bulb that I'll be replacing?



 
one4dad 
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10-10-19 05:40 PM - Post#2777603    
    In response to Thomas J.

Most likely, the bulb socket has bent metal tabs that hold the bulb socket in, or it does on my 51. Take a thin flat screw driver and use to pry socket from the tail light housing, then replace bulb

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Mikeky 
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10-10-19 06:01 PM - Post#2777605    
    In response to Thomas J.

Yea, just the bulb. When you pull the socket out of the tailight, push the bulb down and twist counter clockwise. That releases the bulb from the socket. Things kinda get stuck on these old cars from being there for so long. But they do come apart with a little encouragement, and patience!!



 
Thomas J. 
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10-10-19 06:26 PM - Post#2777606    
    In response to Mikeky

Okay I'll give that a try and hopefully it won't need too much encouraging. :-)



 
2blu52 
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10-11-19 05:53 AM - Post#2777641    
    In response to Thomas J.

  • Thomas J. Said:
Okay I'll give that a try and hopefully it won't need too much encouraging. :-)


And when twisting the bulb wear a good pair of gloves. Might save a trip to the ER for stihes. Don not ask me how I know this!

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 


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