How to change the brake lights on a Third Generation (2005-2010) Honda Odyssey.
When one of the brake lights on our family minivan went out. I was happy that Honda design engineered this maintenance to be a 5 minute job. No removal of interior lining or hard-to-get-to 10mm fasteners. However I did manage to crack the body of the tail light assembly due to a stubborn plastic pin that is responsible for holding it in place.
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Below I will list a few step by step instructions. All that are covered in the video.
- Remove the two bolt covers on the rear pillar by prying on the bottom edge with a flat-tip screwdriver.
- Remove the bolts with a Phillips-head screwdriver, and remove the light assembly from the rear pillar.
- To remove the light assembly you should grasp with two fingers, the cavities where the screw sat while placing one hand on the side of the light fixture.
- As stated in the video, I found the light will need a bit more force in its removal. So I took a thick screw driver, wrapped it in clothes to protect the paint and slightly leveraged it in the corner while pulling with my two fingers. It will literally pop out.
- Do take care in gradual increases of force as the plastic molding is prone to cracking.