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post #1 of 6 Old 10-11-2011, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Rear brake light

So my rear right brake light is burnt out (QP 07). Is this a do it your self job, and if so, any one know the replacement bulb? My initial forum search didn't find any existing threads. Any help appreciated. I would hate to have to drive not an insubstantial distance, to say nothing of the time involved, to just change a bulb!

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Hello QP,

while I have never changed a stop light bulb on the QP, the manual says it is an easy DIY.

Open the trunk lid, then open the small flap on the covering panel in position with the light ( the brake light the lowest one in the red area)
rotate the bulb holder in a counter- clockwise direction and slide it out.
remove the bulb by slightly pushing in and rotating in a counter clockwise direction.
insert new bulb and push in and rotate clockwise
insert bulb holder and rotate clockwise
close the flap on the access panel.

I don't see a bulb number. It is a combination tail light / stop light, so it is probably a 1034 or 1157 ( at least that is what they were 40 years ago!)

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Try this
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Wow, that was easy

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Hello QP,

while I have never changed a stop light bulb on the QP, the manual says it is an easy DIY.

Open the trunk lid, then open the small flap on the covering panel in position with the light ( the brake light the lowest one in the red area)
rotate the bulb holder in a counter- clockwise direction and slide it out.
remove the bulb by slightly pushing in and rotating in a counter clockwise direction.
insert new bulb and push in and rotate clockwise
insert bulb holder and rotate clockwise
close the flap on the access panel....
Thanks! Not only was it easy, but the bulb, part number as per the OEM bulb P21 4W, was easy to find at local parts store, even though package says it is for "imports"! And at $2.00 a bulb, probably the cheapest thing to fix on the car!

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That's probably right. Even if the car was under warranty, I would probably change the bulb myself to avoid driving the distance to the dealer. Unless it was one of those stupid expensive xenon headlight bulbs.

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