Is your car interior dark? High-mount stop lamp burnt out? Can’t see in the fog? Here’s how to replace auto light bulbs you never think of until you need them.
The auto light bulbs that burn out most often are the taillight, stop, turn signal, backup and headlight bulbs. But there are many other bulbs in a vehicle that could use your attention, too. These are the five most commonly neglected bulbs that can affect your driving experience. Check yours to see if they work, and pick up replacements at any auto parts store.
Pry off the lens and pull the bulb out of the spring terminals. Snap in a new bulb.
We’re not going to ask how many DIYers it takes to change a light bulb. But did you know there are a few tricks to changing the bulbs in your vehicle? Read the following tips and file them away in your long-term memory.
A burned-out high-mount stop light bulb can also earn you a ticket. Pry off the interior trim cover. Then rotate the socket a quarter turn and swap out the bulb(s).
Pry off the dome light lens and spread the spring terminals. Drop one side of the “torpedo” shaped bulb out of the socket and lift the bulb out. Reverse to install.
Most drivers don't realize their fog lights are burned out until they're needed most. If one is burned out, replace them both. Reach behind the fog light assembly to access the bulb. If you can't gain access, remove the entire assembly and then replace the bulb.