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How to Replace the Brake Light on a Toyota Scion

by Johnathan Cronk

Scion vehicles are designed and produced by Toyota Motor Corporation. Scion models include the Scion xA, xB, tC and xD. Brake lights are, of course, a very important safety component on the car. Check your lights on a regular basis. When a brake light burns out, replace it immediately. Replacing the Scion brake lights requires minimal tools. You can do it yourself and forgo the visit to a professional.

Park the Scion and turn the engine off. Remove the key from the ignition.

Open the trunk of the Scion. Locate the taillight corresponding with the brake light that needs to be replaced. Unplug the electrical connector from the top of the taillight.

Use a flat-head screwdriver and pry the two bottom brake light covers off. You will now have access to the brake lights.

Unplug the bottom electrical connector; press down on the release tab while pulling it out of the harness.

Turn the brake light bulb a quarter-turn counterclockwise. This will unlock the bulb from the socket. Remove the bulb from the taillight assembly and discard it.

Insert a replacement brake light bulb and rotate it clockwise until you hear it lock into place. Plug the bottom electrical connector back in, followed by the top connector. Repeat these steps for the opposite brake light bulb, if needed.

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About the Author

Johnathan Cronk is a freelance writer and began writing at the age of 18. Throughout his career he has specialized in sports, how-to and advice articles. He has also written sales pitches in the corporate setting since 2001. He studied business at Hudson Valley Community College before transferring to the State University of New York, Albany.

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