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Changing a brake light in 03 3500..

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Embalmer, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    Need to replace a brakelight in a 03 3500, but never doing it on a newer vehical before , I want to be sure my method is correct. Is the rear light assembly held on by those 2 star head screws in the tailgate jam?? Reason I ask is I want to know before I go out to buy a star head screw driver ect. :confused:
  2. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    If you are talking about a Chevy or a GMC, yes you remove the two screws inside the tailgate area and the taillight will come out.

    Good Luck Mike
  3. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    opps meant to say 03 dodge 3500
  4. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Yes you take out the 2 torx screws and pop out the tail light. Then there's about 4 phillips screws you take out to get at the bulbs.
  5. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Richard is right. There are 6 screws to get to the bulb. What a pain in the a$$.
  6. Emerscape

    Emerscape Member
    Messages: 58

    my 2003 2500 always blew brakelights, i went through 3 one year, i think because it shook alot.. but i digress. if you have a thin flathead you can use that instead of the torx just becarefull not to strip the torx. it is a pain in the ass but not as bad as trying to change the headlights
  7. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Don't even get me started on changing headlights on Dodges, especially the Dakota and Durango!:dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:
  8. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    man what a crappy system that was. what ever happened to the easy take out the light assempy, twist out the light holder and swap?? The bottom screw s*%$ed. Anyway mission accomplished. Thanx for all the info