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How to Replace Third Brake Light Assembly and Bulb 03-08 Honda Pilot

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How to Replace Third Brake Light Assembly and Bulb 03-08 Honda Pilot

Created on: 2017-08-09

New High Mount Third Brake Light from How to install, repair, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, burned out, cracked, faded, cloudy or chipped third brake light on 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 Honda Pilot

  1. step 1 :Removing the Third Brake Light
    • Pry out the end caps from the brake light with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two Phillips screws from the light
    • Pry out the light
    • Turn the socket counterclockwise to loosen the bulb
    • Remove the bulb from the socket
  2. step 2 :Installing the Third Brake Light
    • Press the bulb onto the socket
    • Turn the socket clockwise into the light
    • Press the brake light onto the hood
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the light
    • Press the end caps onto the light

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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To replace your third brake light bulb or the housing start by removing these little end caps with small flat-bladed screwdriver. Just pop them off. Put them aside somewhere so you don't lose them. They're very small. There are two Phillips head screws behind here. Let's start by removing those. If you can't get them out, that's okay. That is loose now. Take my fingers and pull it out of the spoiler. At the same time, I'm going to flip it like this with both hands. Get the screws out into my hands. Put the screws aside so I don't lose them.

You can see here, this is where your bulb is. Turn it counterclockwise to unlock it. There's a 921 bulb. You need to replace it. You can pull it straight out of the socket. Putting a new one in. It can go in any direction. It's not going to bother it.

Take our new third brake light. Install the bulb and socket or if you're just changing the bulb, you can reuse your old one. Find the right locking tabs. There's a wide one here and a narrow one here, and the corresponding holes on the light assembly. There we go. Now we turn it clockwise. Lock it in.

Find the spot for the wires. Slide it back in to the spoiler. Hold it in place with my fingers. One screw started in there, Phillips head. Just going to go until it feels tight. Place our little triangle trim pieces. The third brake light is replaced.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

2003 - 2008  Honda  Pilot
1996 - 2000  Honda  Civic
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