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GM Pontiac Grand Prix Third Brake Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
A pictures illustrated how-to guide for replacing the high mount stop light bulbs on a 1997-2003 GM Pontiac Grand Prix.

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Grand Prix 3rd Brake Light

 
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Third Brake Bulbs Cover

 
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Pop Off Access Cover

 

This automotive "how to" instruction guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2001 GM Pontiac Grand Prix GTP in replacing the two third brake light bulbs or "high mount stop lamps".

Owners of other sixth generation Pontiac Grand Prix coupes or sedans in the SE, GT, & GTP trim levels from 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 should also find this guide to be helpful.

The third brake light or "high mount stop light" bulb replacement procedure may be similar on other General Motors or Pontiac vehicles such as the Grand Am, Sunfire, Vibe, Bonneville, Buick Regal, Chevy Malibu, Olds Aurora, TransAm, Buick LeSabre, Firebird, GTO, Monte Carlo, Century, and Intrigue.

No tools are necessary to replace one or both of the # 1141 third brake light bulbs. Part # 1141 bulbs are available from Sylvania and other manufacturers.

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Plastic Vented Cover Off
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2 High Mount Bulb Sockets
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Grasp Bulb Socket
The first step to replacing a burnt out third brake light bulb in a 1997 to 2003 GM Pontiac Grand Prix is to open the trunk and locate the black plastic vented high mount stop light bulbs access cover.

Remove the access cover by pushing on the tab located at the rear center of the cover with your thumb.

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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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Socket & Bulb Removed
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Push Down & Twist 1/4 Turn
To make it easier to take these pictures, I actually got inside of the trunk.

You shouldn't need to do this just to replace one of the bulbs.

Removing either of the brake light bulb sockets requires a 1/4 turn counter clockwise.

To remove the # 1141 light bulb from the socket, push down on the bulb and turn it a 1/4 turn counter clockwise.

Then pull the bulb straight out from the socket.



 

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Pull Bulb Straight Out
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T1141 Mexico Light Bulb
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3rd Brake Light Bulb Socket
The new # 1141 light bulb will only go in one way, then push down on it and turn it 1/4 turn clockwise.

To complete this procedure just reverse the steps above.

Insert the socket and bulb back into the 3rd brake light housing and turn it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Then pop the black plastic high mount stop light housing access cover back into place.

Take note of the "Top" and "Front" markings stamped on the access cover.

Check that the new bulb(s) work properly by having someone step on the brakes.

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"Top" "Front" Markings
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Replace Access Cover
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Access Cover Replaced
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For more, check out all of my Pontiac Grand Prix DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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