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Brake Light Change 1997-2001 Toyota Camry

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The brake lights on your 1997 Toyota Camry illuminate when you hit the brake pedal and help prevent you from being rear ended by the cars behind you. Brake light bulbs grow dimmer over time and eventually burn out. This video shows you how to change the brake lights on your 1997 Toyota Camry. When you replace the brake light bulb on your Camry, be careful not to touch the bulb directly with your fingers - the oil from your skin will cause the area that you touched to burn hotter than the rest of the bulb, which causes the bulb to burn out quicker.

If you are going to replace a bulb in your cluster, it is a good idea to replace all of them. Not only will the lights on your Camry be brighter, you decrease the likelihood you will need to change any of the bulbs again in the near future. A burnt out bulb in the taillight cluster of your Camry is an excuse for a police officer to pull you over. Check your bulbs frequently and change burnt bulbs promptly.

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Step by Step Instructions for your Toyota Camry

  1. Always use gloves when dealing with lightbulbs.
  2. When changing one bulb, replace both.
  3. Open the trunk.
  4. Remove the rivet and pull back the lining of the 1997 Toyota Camry.
  5. Twist the taillight bulb assembly counterclockwise and then pull the taillight bulb straight out.
  6. Replace the old brake light bulb with a new one by pushing straight in until you hear a click.
  7. Fold the trunk lining back into place and reattach the rivet.
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