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HOW DO CHANGE OUT THE THIRD BRAKE LIGHT BULB, ITS A LITTLE

Customer Question

HOW DO CHANGE OUT THE THIRD BRAKE LIGHT BULB
JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?
Customer: ITS A LITTLE LOW
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 2002 1500 SUBUBAN
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I TRIED TO SEE HOW TO GET THE LENS OFF
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Jared D replied 6 days ago.

The 2002 suburban had the option of the plastic 3 bulb lens or the LED light strip. Do you know which one yours has? Have you removed the lens from the car yet or do you need help pulling it off?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
lens above the rear door
Expert:  Jared D replied 6 days ago.

Right, there are two options for the bulb style on the 2002 suburban. Does yours look like this:

https://www.amazon.com/DORMAN-923-203-Chevrolet-Center-Mount/dp/B000TYQB14

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Expert:  Jared D replied 6 days ago.

So do you have the cargo doors or the lift gate? Again, this vehicle had both options.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
lift gate
Expert:  Jared D replied 6 days ago.

Your setup should look like this:

Expert:  Jared D replied 6 days ago.

The trim panel will be either of these two designs:

Expert:  Jared D replied 6 days ago.

There were a number of different options on this year model so it's tough to say exactly what yours will look like.