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Taking your car to the shop is expensive. Save a bundle by learning how to make some automobile fixes yourself with these tutorials..
You Will Need
- A screwdriver
- A replacement bulb
- A friend’s help
Determine how to access the lens assembly. Most cars have screws hidden on the inside, and the trunk or hatch of the car has to be opened to access them. If the reverse lamp is on the trunk, pop the lid halfway open – the screws will be on the inside of the trunk lid.
Remove the screws with the screwdriver, and store them safely – they’re easily lost.
Pop out assembly
Pop out the lens assembly.
Identify and remove the reverse light socket. Twist and pull the socket gently to get it out.
Remove the bulb. On some vehicles, you have to twist and pull to get the bulb out, but in most vehicles the bulb can just be pulled straight out.
Insert the new bulb into the socket, and twist the socket back into the assembly. Reattach the assembly, and screw it into the body.
Test reverse lights
Test the lights by having a friend watch as you back up the car.