Replacing brake lights on a Dodge Nitro is quite simple and can be done in about 15-20 minutes depending on if you have the correct tools or not. If you will follow these simple steps you will have your brake light replaces in no time.
Replacing Burnt/Broken Brake Light-
Assuming you already know which light is out, you will need to open the back door/hatch to access the 2 black clips. Once you have located them you will just need to use a flathead driver and pry them out. Once you have done this move to step 2.
Now that you have removed the 2 clips you will need to move around to the outside of the car and use the same flathead driver to pry between the taillight and the body of the vehicle. By applying light pressure at this meeting point you will be able to detach the taillight from the vehicle and once you have done so move to step 3
Once you have detached the taillight from the vehicle you will need to unplug the wire simply by pulling it off. Now that you have the taillight completely detached from the vehicle you will now be able to access the back of the light and replace the bulb. There will be two alan head screws that you will need to take off to access the bulbs. Once you have done so please move to step 4.
Now that you have accessed the bulbs you will need to locate the bulb that needs to be replaced and once you have found it you just need to pull it straight out. When you are ready to place the new bulb in I highly suggest that you place some dielectric grease on the base of the bulb.
Now that you have moved through all the steps you just need to go back through the steps vice versa and be sure to take caution when replacing the clips that you do not break them. All though they are simple little pieces of plastic they are quite expensive to buy new ones. Replacing brake lights is never a fun job but remember you can save yourself a lot of money by doing it yourself.
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