2006 Toyota Avalon Q&A

2006 Toyota Avalon Question: Replace third brake light

How do I get at the third brake light ( above the trunk ) to replace a burned out bulb? I do not see any access from trunk or from inside cabin behind rear seat? There is no info in owners manual. -
Answer 1
Dealer says you need to take out the back seat & side panels to access bulb for a repair bill of $ 216 - is this true? -
Comment 1
Thanks for responding. My problem started when the dealer reprogrammed the chip to cut off the throttle when the break is applied. They quoted me just under $300 claims the entire plastic panel behind the seat is replaced. If I could get it off I would just splice in a standard bulb and toss the LEDs. In my case the break warning light does NOT lightup indicating a failure the dealer says that is correct but then what is the purpose of the warning light? Thanks again -
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How do I get at the third brake light ( above the trunk ) to replace a burned out bulb? I do not see any access from trunk or from inside cabin behind rear seat? There is no info in owners manual.