How do I replace the high-mount brake light?
Your car has three brake lights – driver side, passenger side and the high-mount brake light, which is sometimes called a third brake light. While it’s not necessary to drive legally (unlike the other two brake lights), it does provide better visibility for drivers behind you. Replacing the bulb is important, and isn’t actually that difficult. Here’s how:
Open the trunk
Locate the high-mount brake light assembly
Turn the socket counterclockwise
Remove the socket
Take the old bulb out and install the new one
Make sure the bulb works
Replace the socket
If you drive a Civic with a 2.4-liter engine, the bulb is an LED. It should last for a very long time. If it’s not working, have the system professionally inspected.
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