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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Eric's How To: Brake Light Bulb Replacement on a 2007 Sienna

Today my wife let me know that a brake light was out on our 2007 Sienna. I looked online to see if there was a write up and I didn't see much so I figured I would put one together.

Tools
10mm socket and ratchet

Steps
1. Locate the two 10mm bolts holding the tail light in.


2. Remove the two 10mm bolts using the ratchet.


3. Gently rock and pull the tail light away from the side of the van.


4. You will hear two pops as the two posts on the tail light come loose. Unplug the harness connected to the tail light.


5. A 1/8th turn of the bulb will allow it to be removed from the tail light


6. Pull/Wiggle the light blub from it's base.


7. Find a replacement at your local auto store (7443) and install.


8. Reinsert bulb/base into the tail light and secure with 1/8th turn.

9. Reconnect the tail light to the harness on the van. Now would be a good time to check the operation of the new bulb.

10. Gently press the tail light back into place on the van. There should be two pops as the posts secure.

11. Reinstall and tighten the two 10mm bolts and your repair complete!



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Re: Eric's How To: Brake Light Bulb Replacement on a 2007 Sienna

Thanks 20vmkl. the pictures and instructions are very clear.

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Great job (write-up/pics)!! Very easy DIY!

Gets me to wondering if the '06+ taillights are "plug-n-play" swappable for '04-'05s..... The newer lights are much more visible to the rear at night.

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Re: Eric's How To: Brake Light Bulb Replacement on a 2007 Sienna

Nice pix and instructions...

Anyone know if they make LED bulb replacements instead for the 2004+ models?
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okay, I am still learning here. I don't see any pics and everyone said 'nice pics.'

As an aside note, please do be careful removing the end of the housing. If you pulled too hard or angled it wrong, you WILL snap off the corner. I know ... had to buy two housings from Ebay
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okay, I am still learning here. I don't see any pics and everyone said 'nice pics.'
Do you have any "add-ons" for your Firefox browser?

Some of the security type plugins might be blocking the pics from loading. You may need to "allow" them for this site. I am using [NoScript] on Firefox and have to "allow" for some features to work properly. If you are still having many problems, you may need to temporarily switch to IE until you get it sorted out.

Also, the latest update for Firefox = 3.0.7 (as of 20Mar2009).
According to the browser app ID under your username, you are using 3.0.5. There were some security/bug fixes in the update.

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Re: Eric's How To: Brake Light Bulb Replacement on a 2007 Sienna

I would like to highlight importance of step 3 in the 20vmki write up.
Namely:

"3. Gently rock and pull the tail light away from the side of the van."

In order to do this step properly, the Owner's Manual recommends to pry the unit by using the flathead screwdriver with cloth, I did it like shown in photos 1 and 2. If you are not carefull... look at the last photo....

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Gets me to wondering if the '06+ taillights are "plug-n-play" swappable for '04-'05s..... The newer lights are much more visible to the rear at night.
It does not look like these are swappable. I 've got an impression that the '04-'05s units have slightly different design - they are attached differently to the van compared to '06+.

Please compare the attached three pics: upper two pictures show how to remove '04-'05s, lower picture shows what is described/shown in the write up and in my previous post - removal of '06+. I cannot be certain about '04-'05s, but it seems that an owner of '04-'05s needs to remove only the red 'glass', all other parts - bulbs, sockets, etc., remain attached...
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Gets me to wondering if the '06+ taillights are "plug-n-play" swappable for '04-'05s..... The newer lights are much more visible to the rear at night.
It does not look like these are swappable. I 've got an impression that the '04-'05s units have slightly different design - they are attached differently to the van compared to '06+.

Please compare the attached three pics: upper two pictures show how to remove '04-'05s, lower picture shows what is described/shown in the write up and in my previous post - removal of '06+. I cannot be certain about '04-'05s, but it seems that an owner of '04-'05s needs to remove only the red 'glass', all other parts - bulbs, sockets, etc., remain attached...
The '04-'05 will fit on the '06+ but not vice versa not because of the design housing but the electrical plug. The '06+ have bulb holes molded onto the housing itself while the '04-'05 have the bulbs on a 'circuit board' type. However the main connector harness is the same.

I will post a picture of my '09+ with my '04 Yellow blinkers housing soon.
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I lost the 'edit' function

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I would like to highlight importance of step 3 in the 20vmki write up.
Namely:

"3. Gently rock and pull the tail light away from the side of the van."
I agree. Make you pull it out perpendicular to the edge of the van. Otherwise the tip end WILL BREAK off.
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Re: Eric's How To: Brake Light Bulb Replacement on a 2007 Sienna

I noticed that on my 2007 Sienna passenger rear brake light, the wiring harness was extremely short. I disconnected the wire from the housing by unlocking the connector with a flathead screwdriver because I could not get my fingers into the small gap to disconnect it.

Reconnecting the housing would be a problem. Luckily I was installing a trailer light wiring kit so it was not a problem. The kit was specially made for the Sienna so no cutting of the wires.

If I had to replace THAT side brake light bulb, I would not be a happy camper.

Maybe someone else have a solution?
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Re: Eric's How To: Brake Light Bulb Replacement on a 2007 Sienna

This is sort of on/off subject...I was trying to splice in an accessory LED waterproof strip to act as an additional brake light today. I ended up blowing the 10 amp micro fuse and had to replace it. But now I don't have brake lights and my shift lock engages. I have to manually disengage the shift lock to shift out of park, and I still don't have brake lights. I'm at a loss, I've double checked the fuse again (still good), I have parking lights, I tried disconnecting the battery to reset the ECU (didn't work). Anyone have any suggestions? I really need to fix this problem before the wifey finds out, being that it was my doing.

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Uluahunter, I don't know if this is pertinent, but I experienced that same problem with the gearshift and simultaneously the heater fan. It turned out to be a failed relay in the fuse box under the hood.
There are two or three of these relays, so you might be able to test for it by swapping relays.

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Uluahunter, I don't know if this is pertinent, but I experienced that same problem with the gearshift and simultaneously the heater fan. It turned out to be a failed relay in the fuse box under the hood.
There are two or three of these relays, so you might be able to test for it by swapping relays.
Thanks Delphi51, I actually retraced my steps and found out that it was a blown fuse (interior, under the dash). Pulled the fuse, replaced it, and everything was all good. Thanks again for the input, I'll keep a mental note of your suggestion if I should run into a similar problem.

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