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How To Replace 3rd Brake Light Bulbs 00-07 Ford Focus 4 Door

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  1. step : Removing the Third Brake Light (0:24)
    • Open the trunk
    • Pry the two clips off the brake light with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the brake light down
    • Disconnect the brake light wiring harness
  2. step : Servicing the Brake Light Bulbs (0:55)
    • Release the bulb bracket tabs
    • Pull off the bulb bracket
    • Pull any bulbs that remained in the brake light out
    • Push those bulbs into the bulb bracket if you are reusing them
    • Pull any bulbs that need to be replaced out of the bulb bracket
    • Push new bulbs into the bulb bracket
    • Push the bulb bracket into the brake light
  3. step : Installing the Brake Light (1:33)
    • Connect the brake light wiring harness
    • Push the brake light into place
    • Push in the brake light clips
    • Close the trunk

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In this video, we show you how to replace and service your third brake light on this 2005 Ford Focus. The only tool that you're going to need for this is a flat blade screwdriver.

Open up your trunk and on the back of your third brake light you'll see these two clips. Using a flat blade screwdriver pry out the center and pull it free. Then pull out the bottom part and that third brake light should pop free. Now, you want to disconnect this harness. Push the tab and pull it free.

To access your bulbs, you want to push in on these metal tabs and pull up on the plastic part. Do the same thing on this side, and for any bulbs left behind just pull them out and push them back into place. If you want to replace a bulb you just pull it out, push the new one in and then line up this light bracket and push it back into the third brake light assembly. Making sure all those tabs are reconnected, replace your harness. Push the third brake light back up in place and replace the bottom part of the clip and then the center. Do the same thing on the other side and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

2000 - 2007  Ford  Focus

00-07 Ford Focus 3 or 5 Dr Hatchback High Mount 3rd Brake Light w/Washer Jet

2000-07 Ford Focus High Mount Third Brake Light Dorman 923-281

This part replaces:

  • Dorman 923-281
  • OE # 5S4Z13A613BB
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