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Old 04-03-2012, 15:29   #1 (permalink)
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99 Escort - replace center brake light bulb

How do you replace the bulb on the center mount brake light? Do I remove the plastic casing in the rear window (and how)? I looked in the trunk and there are wires but the hole isnt large enough for a bulb to pull through.
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Re: 99 Escort - replace center brake light bulb

Not sure if this is the same for your year /model ,

How to Replace the Center Brake Light on a 2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 4 Cyl.
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Re: 99 Escort - replace center brake light bulb

Wow, I've never seen those retainers removed like that. It looked like they broke it in two and had to replace it. I didn't have the volume turned on so maybe they said that.
I've always pried out the centerpart with a knife or dental pick. The center part only need to pull out a little ways, then they will come out together.
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Re: 99 Escort - replace center brake light bulb

To Remove:

Remove the retainers located on the side of the light cover.

Remove the cover and detach the bulb socket from the assembly.

Remove the bulb from the socket.





To install:

Install the bulb in the socket.

Install the socket in the lens.

Install the cover and tighten the retainers.
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