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How to Replace Third Brake Light & Bulbs 02-08 Dodge Ram

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  1. step : Removing the Third Brake Light (0:28)
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws from the brake light
    • Pull out the brake light housing
    • Disconnect the electrical wiring harness
  2. step : Servicing the Bulbs (1:08)
    • Twist the bulb socket counterclockwise out of the light
    • Pull the bulb off of the socket
    • Push on the new bulb
    • Twist the bulb clockwise into the light
  3. step : Installing the Third Brake Light (1:39)
    • Connect the electrical wiring harness
    • Line the third brake light into place
    • Tighten the two Phillips head screws to the brake light

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In this video, we're going to show you how to check and replace your third brake and cargo light in the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. The only items you'll need include a Phillips head screwdriver and a replacement bulb if necessary.

Remove these two Phillips head screws. Pull out your third brake light housing. Disconnect the electrical connector on the back. To check either the cargo lights or the third brake light, you can simply inspect the bulb from the bottom side.

If you need a better look at it or if the bulb needs to be changed, give a quarter turn counterclockwise, and any of these bulbs come right out. If you need to replace it, it simply pops out, pop a new bulb in.

Line up these tabs with the slots in the housing. Quarter turn clockwise. Reconnect your electrical connector. Reinstall your two Phillips head screws.

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Tools needed for replacement:

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  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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