Rear Lights – Bulb Replacement18th December 2018
If you’re a regular reader you might remember that 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 that 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 will fit these here in Tesco’s car park.
I keep my trusty compact tools set in my Yeti. In the set are Torx screwdrivers. And that’s good, because almost every job I do on my Yeti seems to involve Torx screws.
The compact tools set if you want it too is 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. I just need to be careful. 😰
So what’s here?
I see two outer locking tabs and one inner locking tab. Easy push to release things.
And one Torx screw
And this explains much… these two little bulbs have turned silver.
So is this what they do over time?
Well they’re coming out…
New bulbs in and lights switched on for a test before reassembly.
Good times 🤗
A warning light has now appeared as well as a nag on the MFD. 😯
Okay! Thanks wizard! 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 this time and fitting the four new W5W bulbs…
New bulbs in, let’s check if they all work and are of the same brightness.
And now it really is…
Good times 😎
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.
Compact tools set including Torx screwdrivers 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
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