Rear Lights – Bulb ReplacementDecember 18, 2018
As you may know, my Yeti sailed through her statutory STK (MOT test) two weeks ago. However the inspector did advise on one thing… my passenger side rear light is dimmer than the driver’s side.
The two bulbs that live in there are on, but dim
Let’s fix this now.
First thing to do is to park up at Tesco then run inside and grab a couple of bulbs
Then queue and pay for them.
I’m going to fit these right here in Tesco’s car park. Out comes my Torx screwdriver set that lives in my Yeti. And if you need a set too, it’s available here on Amazon
Two Torx screws to undo.
Once they’re out there’s some fiddling to be done before the lens comes away.
But it’s no trouble. Just be careful!
So what’s here?
I see two outer locking tabs and one inner locking tab. Easy push to release things.
Oh, and one Torx screw
And this explains much… these two little bulbs have turned silver.
Is this normal over time then?
Either way, they’re coming out
New bulbs in and lights on for a test before reassembly.
Good times. 😎
A warning light has now appeared as well as a nag on the MFD 🙄
Okay! Thanks! I will. Good idea.
Yes. They advise me that actually I have bought the wrong bulbs.
I bought a pair of W3W bulbs – I should’ve bought W5W 😕
The correct bulbs will satisfy my Yeti’s ‘brain’ and the error messages will disappear. They also advise to buy two pairs and replace both sides, not just one side.
It’s back to Tesco for me.
I’m removing both rear light clusters and fitting four new W5W bulbs.
New bulbs in, let’s check they all work and are of the same brightness.
And that’s better 🙂
So bulb replacement is an easy fix for any of us to tackle.
Let’s not pay overly expensive labour charges to dealerships or independent garages (plus their heavily marked-up prices on items) for the things we can do ourselves.
Torx screwdriver set available here on Amazon (you’ll need it for many jobs on your Yeti).
Bulbs (W5W) available anywhere.
And the UK Yeti owners Club Forums are here
Would you care to share and help me grow my site?