How to Change a Brake Light

a car ownder learning how to change a brake light
Your brake lights pop on every time you slow or stop on the Lubbock roads, and every bulb burns out eventually. But luckily, learning how to change a brake light is simple and easy for car owners of any skill level. While you can easily schedule a service to get your car fixed in San Angelo, you can also take care of this task from home. Get step-by-step instruction from the team at Brown Honda of San Angelo, and bring your car back up to code in no time.



Step-By-Step Instructions

If you want to change your brake lights at home, all you need are the right tools and the right instructions to get the job done. Head to our parts department for supplies, and then follow these directions:

  • Buy Bulbs: You’ll need to buy replacement bulbs that suit your specific make and model, so we recommend checking your owner’s manual. The manual will tell you just what bulb size and voltage you need. You can even order parts online if we don’t carry your bulb.
  • Remove Housing: Remove the colored lens that sits in front of the brake bulb. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to pry the housing away gently, and remove the old bulb.
  • Replace Bulb: Add a little dielectric grease to your new bulb before you install it. This prevents corrosion and rust. Put the housing back in place and test out your new bulb.

Checking Taillights

Why is it so important to check your taillights? Your taillights act as communication signals to other drivers, letting them know when you’re stopping or getting ready to turn. That’s why it’s so crucial to make sure your lights are functioning properly. And not only do your taillights keep you and other drivers safe on the road, but driving with broken taillights can get you a ticket in Midland – so be sure to keep up with maintenance.

Get Quality Car Care with Brown Honda of San Angelo

Whether you need to stop by our parts department for a new set of bulbs or the service center for a full inspection, the team at Brown Honda of San Angelo is here for all of your automotive needs in the Odessa area. You’ll find us in San Angelo, and you can find even more service tips and tricks online like how to reset your check engine light. Explore more service brake tips at our dealership including our guide on how much it costs to replace brake pads.


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