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Old 12-25-2012, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I own a 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara.

I wonder how can I remove the high mounted brake light cover to replace the brake bulbs inside the brake light. I heard it needs to be pry off, which I tried but failed.

I also wonder how can I remove the rear (left AND right) tail light housing, as the red brake bulbs inside are out as well..... The right tail light housing seemed hard to remove as the trunk door seems blocking its way...

I did looked up tutorials through the forum and found a thread regarding removing the rear bumper to take off the rear tail lights, but the video inside the thread is not working. hopefully someone can help me out.... Thanks guys

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According to the handbook, the high brake light you have to remove a panel at top inside the door, this gives access to 4 claws that hold light unit in, release claws with flat blade screwdriver. Close door then light unit comes off from outside. 4 little bulbs in there.

Rear light units 2 screws and wiggle assembly out, pretty sure it's not a bumper removal, well not on my 2007 european model as the light clusters are above the bumper. Door hinge side on mine has the two screws further in and angled for access
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Have I got this straight?
All your brake lights are out?
Did this happen all at once?
Have you checked the switch and fuse?
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According to the handbook, the high brake light you have to remove a panel at top inside the door, this gives access to 4 claws that hold light unit in, release claws with flat blade screwdriver. Close door then light unit comes off from outside. 4 little bulbs in there.

Rear light units 2 screws and wiggle assembly out, pretty sure it's not a bumper removal, well not on my 2007 european model as the light clusters are above the bumper. Door hinge side on mine has the two screws further in and angled for access

Hi, thanks for reply. I know I have to remove the top panel inside the door, but the question is how can i remove it? I tried prying off from the side but it doesn't come off.... Thanks anway.
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Have I got this straight?
All your brake lights are out?
Did this happen all at once?
Have you checked the switch and fuse?

Hi KevL, thanks for reply aswell.

The top mounted brake lights has two bulbs off but two other bulbs are still working.
But the rear right and left taillights' brake light is off (both off).

I am not sure if it is the fuse problem or the bulb, because the brake+tail light is in one bulb. When i turn on the night driving light, the red rear tail light for both rear sides are on. But brake light for both sides doesnt come on when i step on the brake. Thanks.
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