Replacing Brake Light

Submitted: Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 21:58
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I have a small problem. The little lady has a blown brake light on her 1999 Toyota Corolla sedan. I tried to take the tail light panel off by undoing the screws in the front of it and I can only get it off so far, not enough to take the whole tail light panel off. When I looked in the boot the rest of it was secured with 2 black ties (like cable ties) so I didn't proceed with anyting. I secured it all back up to ask for advice from you knowledegable lot. Any ideas on how to replace the bulb would be greatly appreciated.

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Muddy
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 22:06

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 22:06
Well if you don't use the brakes then you won't need a bulb.. lol but ok seriously is it a sealed unit ??? or can you see for sure that it has a bulb, if it has a bulb then there must be a way in , If man can make it man can break it ..or fix it , is there any screws holding the outer lens' on , have you an owners manual , it might have instructions, if it is a sealed unit full replacement might be required
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Reply By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 22:19

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 22:19
guess she's hard on the brakes ... anyway, surely in a '99 vehicle, you can turn the globe and socket and it will "key" out?

I don't think I've seen a brake light that won't ...
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Follow Up By: Muddy doe (SA) - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 22:23

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 22:23
Hi Andrew

I protest!!!
Muddy drives it more than me........honest.

Cya
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 09:19

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 09:19
"The little lady has a blown brake light" Muddy, you need to be more gentle with Jude.
Then I read the rest of the post and guess what. I've no idea how to fix your problem.
Cheers
Des
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, May 22, 2006 at 12:16

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 12:16
IDEA...to stop wasting time and effort on "how to" change the bulb....its only a corolla remember...he could trade it in and get a new 4by for her
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Follow Up By: Muddies Doe(Trippn) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 13:59

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 13:59
Oh, you guys are no help at all!!!

Hi Des
LOL.......trust you!

Hi Nudie
Well we cosidered that in the beginning but it's my (our) little runaround and it comes in handy at times.

Cya
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Reply By: Scoey (QLD) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 15:19

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 15:19
Check out your local Library - a lot carry workshop manuals in thier reference section (which means they'll be there all the time - not out on loan!). Not worth buying a manual just for a tail light and they usually have them all sealed up in the shops! ;-) Good luck!

Scoey.
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Follow Up By: Muddies Doe(Trippn) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 15:59

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 15:59
Hi Scoey

Good advice, I will check it out.
Thanks.

Cya
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