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I need to replace the 3rd brake light assembly on 2009 ML350. How does it come out? There are no screws visible. And the light still works but lens cover is broken.

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    Jean Crew Aug 06, 2017

    I figured it out myself. I will write up the how later. Thanks.

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If you can copy and past this to google search I think it will help.
search for third brake light replacement. It even addresses the issue of the cracked lens.
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/c209-a209-clk-class/1451406-third-brake-light-replacement-diy.html

Posted on Aug 04, 2017

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SOURCE: How do I replace brake light bulHbs?

There are two more on the inner wall of your tailgate

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SOURCE: vw passat brake light

3 clips total. 2 on outside of light unit, to get to these you have to remove central trim from over boot latch, side trims and carpets, toolkit out, seats folded down, luggage blind removed, small trim piece inside wheel well removed (2 bolts 1 nut), then you can get up behind the light unit, gently clip the 2 outside (red) clips out till the light unit becomes free. to get to the third there is a black plastic trim piece clipped to the light unit where the boot comes down and meets it, this covers the third clip, gently pop it off and you will reveal the third clip and the nut needed to be removed to release it.


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SOURCE: remove passenger tail light

I have not yet worked on a Pilot, but from experiance, a lot of tail lights are pulled from the inside and not the out. You may check to see if it comes out from the trunk and not straight off the back from the outside.

gabenevins, a lot of places are selling the entire assembly and not just the lens. I would continue looking until you find just the lens unless you want to buy the whole piece. I do not know what the cost difference is. Perhaps pjpc might be able to tell you where to get just the lens.

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SOURCE: removing rear light assembly on honda odyssey 2006

Yes, there is a "spear point" plastic clip that is still engaged into a socket type holder in the front outboard portion of the tail lamp assembly. Pry gently with a tape wrapped screwdriver at the front outboard corner of the assembly and the clip will release. You will then be able to see how the clip works and will be able to align and engage it first when replacing the tail lamp assembly.

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SOURCE: How do I replace the 3rd brake light red cover on

It is all in one light fixture with lens. Open the rear hatch and there are three either T-20 or phillips heads that hold the third brake light. Remove all three and remove the light, disconnect the connector plug and install the new light.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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