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. Replace Bulb - Procedures to replace the new bulb
5. More Info. - Additional information on center brake lights
The center brake light, sometimes referred to as the third brake light or stoplight, on your 2009 Mazda 3 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 Mazda 3 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 3, touching the bulb causes the it to burn out quicker.
A burnt out center brake light bulb in your 3 is an excuse for a police officer to pull you over. Check your bulbs frequently and change burnt bulbs promptly.
Hans Angermeier 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.
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