Trick to replacing rear brake light bulb?

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Old 27 Jun 2009, 08:51 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default Trick to replacing rear brake light bulb?

I have a 96 camry. And I can't for the life of me figure out how to
replace my diming brake light bulb. I really didn't want to even have
to replace it myself. But two dealers tried to charge me over 50
bucks. They both said the whole rear bumper had to be removed to
access the the bulb. There has to be an easier way to do this.
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Old 28 Jun 2009, 10:21 am   #2 (permalink)
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"Tony" <henree21@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 96 camry. And I can't for the life of me figure out how to
> replace my diming brake light bulb. I really didn't want to even have
> to replace it myself. But two dealers tried to charge me over 50
> bucks. They both said the whole rear bumper had to be removed to
> access the the bulb. There has to be an easier way to do this.


Usually the manual illustrates how to replace all the bulbs
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Old 30 Jun 2009, 03:37 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Tony" <henree21@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 96 camry. And I can't for the life of me figure out how to
> replace my diming brake light bulb. I really didn't want to even have
> to replace it myself. But two dealers tried to charge me over 50
> bucks. They both said the whole rear bumper had to be removed to
> access the the bulb. There has to be an easier way to do this.


I have a 1995 CAMRY 4.
I have had it since new still only 98K Miles.
I have has 3 bulbs go off on the near side rear.

If you lift the Boot Lid there are 2 screws just located in the side.
Which is usually covered my the boot ( Trunk ) lid.
Remove these
There are then 2 pegs on the light unit.
Located into plastic liners in holes in the main body.
You have to rock the light unit as they are quite a good fit.

Now thats a 1995.
So maybe 1996 is different.

Enjoy.

Johnny UK


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Old 30 Jun 2009, 10:05 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Johnny Melvin wrote:
> "Tony" <henree21@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:78aa2c30-0934-4cb5-beb0-4fe38f1780ca@x1g2000prh.googlegroups.com...
>> I have a 96 camry. And I can't for the life of me figure out how to
>> replace my diming brake light bulb. I really didn't want to even have
>> to replace it myself. But two dealers tried to charge me over 50
>> bucks. They both said the whole rear bumper had to be removed to
>> access the the bulb. There has to be an easier way to do this.

>
> I have a 1995 CAMRY 4.
> I have had it since new still only 98K Miles.
> I have has 3 bulbs go off on the near side rear.
>
> If you lift the Boot Lid there are 2 screws just located in the side.
> Which is usually covered my the boot ( Trunk ) lid.
> Remove these
> There are then 2 pegs on the light unit.
> Located into plastic liners in holes in the main body.
> You have to rock the light unit as they are quite a good fit.
>
> Now thats a 1995.
> So maybe 1996 is different.


1996 is the same. I just replaced my first rear bulb, after 13 years. I
was surprised that I had to remove screws to change the bulb, but it was
pretty easy to figure out once I actually looked at the owner's manual!
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Old 01 Jul 2009, 11:24 am   #5 (permalink)
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"SMS" <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote in message
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> Johnny Melvin wrote:
>> "Tony" <henree21@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:78aa2c30-0934-4cb5-beb0-4fe38f1780ca@x1g2000prh.googlegroups.com...
>>> I have a 96 camry. And I can't for the life of me figure out how to
>>> replace my diming brake light bulb. I really didn't want to even have
>>> to replace it myself. But two dealers tried to charge me over 50
>>> bucks. They both said the whole rear bumper had to be removed to
>>> access the the bulb. There has to be an easier way to do this.

>>
>> I have a 1995 CAMRY 4.
>> I have had it since new still only 98K Miles.
>> I have has 3 bulbs go off on the near side rear.
>>
>> If you lift the Boot Lid there are 2 screws just located in the side.
>> Which is usually covered my the boot ( Trunk ) lid.
>> Remove these
>> There are then 2 pegs on the light unit.
>> Located into plastic liners in holes in the main body.
>> You have to rock the light unit as they are quite a good fit.
>>
>> Now thats a 1995.
>> So maybe 1996 is different.

>
> 1996 is the same. I just replaced my first rear bulb, after 13 years. I
> was surprised that I had to remove screws to change the bulb, but it was
> pretty easy to figure out once I actually looked at the owner's manual!


OK ,

One strange point is.
I have had to replace that near side ( UK ) bulb
3 times. I have had the car 14 year come September.
Battery at 9.5 years.
Radiator at 12 years.
Silencer is sill the original one. ( price of that has me worried )

Bumper OF ...RIP OFF guys are in all countries lol.

I don't use Toyota at all these days.
Spares yes in most cases.
Toyota wanted GB£800 to change out the radiator.
I got a one locally for £84. Holes were exact.
Made in Denmark.
All new hoses and stat from Toyota GB£100.
Bottom mounts that were real shot GB£22.
Bottle of PINK fill up. GB£20.

Total cost GB£246.
And a pleasant job to do one day. SORTED lol.

Have a nice day
Johnny UK
www.g3liv.co.uk

Plea

Johnny.


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