1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair
2. Remove Bulb - Steps to remove a burnt middle brake bulb
3. Helpful Hints - How to find replacement bulb type and other hints
4. More Info. - Additional information on center brake lights
The center brake light, sometimes referred to as the third brake light or stoplight, on your 2008 Ford Focus lights up when you hit the brake pedal and helps prevent you from being rear ended by the cars behind you. See how to change the center brake light (CBL) on your Ford Focus in the video above. Be careful not to touch the bulb directly with your fingers when you replace the center brake light bulb on your Focus, touching the bulb causes the it to burn out quicker.
A burnt out center brake light bulb in your Focus is an excuse for a police officer to pull you over. Check your bulbs frequently and change burnt bulbs promptly.
Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.
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