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First Gen (2001-2003) Replacing third brake light bulbs

Discussion in 'Generation 1 Prius Discussion' started by Victor Siles, Mar 14, 2024.

  1. Victor Siles

    Victor Siles Junior Member

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    Remove cover remove 2 Philip screws push foward and back to loosen the third brake light. remove red lense from third brake light. Twist and pull burnt bulb.
     
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    Maybe replace with an LED must be like a 194 or something 168 a Sylvania ZEVO will last the rest of the car and maybe the owner's life who knows.
     
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    Hmm, didn't know that it was tricky. I guess I've always just swapped in a complete tailight assembly from my parts cars. Are you saying that it's not intuitive that you have to remove those screws?
     
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    The entire procedure is covered in the owner's manual. I was reading it just yesterday.
     
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    Never occurred to me that it could be a process that wasn't immediately evident.
     
  6. Victor Siles

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    It was my first time that I needed to change one of the burnt out bulbs. I noticed once you remove the bolts that its still tight to remove. Didn't want anyone to think to just pull down and brake off the tabs that keeps it in place. I'm thinking maybe to replace the the Sylvania bulbs with Led bulbs to make them a lot brighter.
     
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