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How to Replace a 2009-2015 Toyota Venza Brake Light

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  1. How to Replace a 2009-2015 Toyota Venza Brake Light, Incandescent Brake Light: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the car completely off and wait 30 minutes to ensure that the bulb is not hot.

    • If the car has not been on recently, then skip this step.

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    • Open the back trunk.

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    • Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the vent located on the inside wall of the trunk.

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    • Carefully reach your arm into the vent and locate the back of the socket.

    • Turn the socket counterclockwise to loosen it.

    • When loose, pull it out into view.

    • The brake bulb socket will be towards the top of the vent.

    • Ensure that bulb has had at least 30 minutes to cool. Touching the bulb while it is hot could result in burns.

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    • Gently pull on the base of the bulb to loosen it from the socket.

    • When loose, remove the bulb from the socket.

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    • Carefully discard of the old bulb, and acquire the new bulb.

    • Wearing latex gloves when handling the new bulb(s) is highly recommended.

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    • Add bulb grease to the base of the new bulb.

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    • Return bulb to the socket by gently pushing the base of bulb into the empty socket until it clicks in.

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    • Reach your arm into the vent and locate the socket’s hole.

    • Replace the bulb and socket by screwing clockwise to tighten it.

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    • Replace the vent into the wall of the trunk.

    • You will know that the vent is properly closed when it “pops” into place.

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    • To test your new brake light, have an individual stand behind your car while you press on the brake. The light should come on when the brake is pressed.

    • Enjoy the new lights!

Conclusion

To replace your brake light on the other side, follow these same instructions. Otherwise, safe travels!

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