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SulavT 10-29-2013 08:11 PM

Third Tail Light
 
Guys, My third brake light is out and I'm trying to change it. I went to O'Reilly's and they told me I might have to buy the entire third taillight but upon looking online of other cars.. seems like they just changed the little bulbs inside. How does this work for the Focus? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Slo86GT 10-29-2013 08:16 PM

Gimme a sec. I have a spare I'll check to see if those are replaceable.

jpdavis 10-29-2013 08:26 PM

On my 2007 I can replace my little bulbs..u just got to squeeze the two tabs together and pull down should come apart pretty easy

suss6052 10-29-2013 08:43 PM

It is an LED assembly on the hatch, I don't suspect it would be much different for the sedan. It is therefore not user serviceable other than as an assembly.

vegachicago 10-29-2013 09:08 PM

I took mine apart to check on its nature. It's a thin circuit board with leds soldered in. You would have to desolder them but most likely a resistor or diode burned out. Good luck trying to find the correct one and putting it in. You gotta buy one from Ford unfortunately. Good luck

CunFFS13 10-29-2013 09:30 PM

Try to get it at any junkyard

Elizabeth 10-29-2013 10:26 PM

If the whole LED assy is out, I would suspect a wiring problem and not burned out LEDs.
Before you go buy another third light assy check to see if power is getting to that spot.
More than likely it is not the LED assy.

Joeywhat 10-29-2013 10:28 PM

I have a brand new one for sale in the classifieds. Bought the wrong one (I wanted an ST light), so just FYI if you do need the complete assembly and don't want to pay retail for one.

ETA - http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=326782

wavsine 10-29-2013 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SulavT (Post 4913778)
Guys, My third brake light is out and I'm trying to change it. I went to O'Reilly's and they told me I might have to buy the entire third taillight but upon looking online of other cars.. seems like they just changed the little bulbs inside. How does this work for the Focus? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

What is your mileage?

That is likely covered under the 3 year/36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty since it is not a bulb but a circuit board assembly that only comes with the third light assembly.

Pendarus 10-30-2013 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wavsine (Post 4913931)
What is your mileage?

That is likely covered under the 3 year/36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty since it is not a bulb but a circuit board assembly that only comes with the third light assembly.

Manual says it's covered along with the license plate lights.


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