Replacing Brake Lightbulbs on an Isuzu Rodeoby Michael J. Scott
The brake lights on your Isuzu Rodeo notify other drivers when you are stopping, making a safer driving experience for everyone. In fact, working brake lights are required by law. If your brake lights are out, you create a hazard for other drivers who may not notice you are stopping or slowing down. Replace your brake lights as soon as they go out. Replacement bulbs are available at any major auto parts store.
Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws on the sides of the taillight assembly.
Remove the Phillips screw from underneath the taillight assembly.
Pull the assembly toward you and out of the back end of the Rodeo.
Turn the top light socket counterclockwise to unlock it from the assembly. Slide it out of the taillight assembly. The top socket is the brake light, while the other two are the turn signal lights and reverse lights.
Press the bulb in toward the socket and turn it counterclockwise to disengage it from the socket. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Slide a new bulb into the socket, press it down and turn it clockwise to lock it into the socket.
Slide the socket back into the taillight assembly and turn it clockwise to lock it in. Slide the assembly back into the rear of the Rodeo and replace the screws.
Things You'll Need
- Phillips screwdriver
- Replacement bulb
- Replace your brake lightbulbs as soon as you know they are bad, otherwise you may get a ticket if you are stopped by a police officer.
Michael Scott is a freelance writer and professor of justice studies at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a former prosecutor. Scott has a J.D. from Emory University and is a member of the Utah State Bar. He has been freelancing since June 2009, and his articles have been published on eHow.com and Travels.com.