1. Getting Started - Prepare for the brake light change
2. Remove Bulb - Steps to remove a burnt out brake light bulb
3. Helpful Hints - How to find replacement bulb type and other hints
4. Replace Brake Light Bulb - Procedures to replace the new bulb
5. More Info. - Additional information on changing brake light bulb
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.
The brake lights on your 2008 Scion xD 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. See how to change the brake lights on your 2008 Scion xD. The first step is to locate the brake light socket in your xD. Remove the brake light socket and then replace the burnt out brake light bulb. When you replace the brake light bulb on your xD, 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 housing, it is a good idea to replace all of them. Not only will the lights on your xD 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 xD is an excuse for a police officer to pull you over. Check your bulbs frequently and change burnt bulbs promptly.
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first