How to Change a Brake Light


It goes without saying that brake lights turn on every time you apply the brake, and that they are essential to your safety because they warn the Highland driver behind you that you may be about to stop. If you have a Ford brake light that’s not working, you should learn how to change a brake light. Depending on the make and model, it can be an easy process. Read on to learn how to replace a brake light, and if you run into trouble, contact our service center. Our service center is filled with technicians that have been trained by Ford to replace brake lights, among a number of other maintenance needs of your model.

Steps to Replace a Brake Light

For DIY Ford brake light replacement, follow the steps below:

  • Find the Correct Bulbs: The first thing to do is to figure out what type of bulbs you need and order the parts from the Webb Ford parts center. Check your owner’s manual to learn the correct bulb size and voltage for your model of new Ford vehicle.
  • Remove the Tail Light Housing: Once you have the correct replacement bulb, remove the colored lens that covers the brake light bulbs using a Phillips-head screwdriver. After the cover is off, carefully remove the burnt-out bulb.
  • Replace the Brake-Light Bulb: Before installing the new brake-light bulb, spread a little dielectric grease around the end of the bulb to prevent corrosion and rust and make it easier to remove the bulb next time. Screw in the new bulb, reattach the tail light cover and enjoy safe driving around Munster and Schererville again.

Don’t Forget to Check Your Tail Lights Periodically

We at Webb Ford know that safety is your top priority on Highland roads. When was the last time you checked your tail lights to ensure they are working properly? Tail lights signal other drivers that you’re preparing to stop, turn, or reverse. When your vehicle’s tail lights are malfunctioning, other Griffith drivers don’t know what to expect and may rear-end your vehicle! You can also get a ticket for having a brake light out.

The Webb Ford Service Center Is Always Ready to Help

Now that you know how to replace a Ford brake light, rely on us for all of your service needs. From brake light replacement to a new battery or tire rotation, we’re here for you. The service center at Webb Ford is always here to help, all you need to do is schedule a service appointment today. We’ll get you in and out in no time, and our selection of service specials make it easier than ever to make sure that you’re getting the best deal on all of your maintenance needs.