1. Getting Started - Prepare for the third brake light bulb change
2. Remove Bulb - Steps to remove a burnt middle brake bulb
3. Helpful Hints - How to find third brake 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 on your 2011 Honda Odyssey, which is sometimes referred to as the third brake light or stoplight is also known as the center high mount stop lamp (CHMSL). The 3rd brake 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 Honda Odyssey in this how-to video. Be careful not to touch the bulb directly with your fingers when you replace the center brake light bulb on your Odyssey, touching the bulb causes the it to burn out quicker.
A burnt out center brake light bulb in your Odyssey is an excuse for a police officer to pull you over. Check your bulbs frequently and change burnt bulbs promptly. Sometimes the stoplight has multiple bulbs in the housing whereas in other vehicles, the 3rd brake light is an LED brake light strip that must be replaced all at once.
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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