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Mitsubishi Mirage Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out brake, rear turn signal or reverse light bulb in a 6th generation 2012 to 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage.

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2015 Mirage Tail Light
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Open Cargo Tailgate Door
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Two Phillips Head Screws

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016) Mitsubishi Mirage in changing a burnt out brake, rear turn signal or reverse light bulb in the tail light housings.

Owners of other Mitsubishi vehicles such as the Lancer, Outlander, Galant, Montero, Eclipse, 3000GT, Endeavor, Raider, Diamante, Attrage, Carisma, Colt, Grandis, Magna, Pajero, Space Star and the updated 2017 Mirage may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Brake Light # 7528 or P21/5W, Rear Turn Signal # 7506 or P21W and Reverse Light # 7506 or P21W.

The tools needed to access and replace the tail light bulbs include a Phillips head screwdriver and a plastic automotive panel pry bar tool.

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Loosen Counterclockwise
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2 Phillips Head Screws
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Pry Off Tail Light Housing
The first two steps are to open the tailgate cargo door and then move to the side of the vehicle with the burnt out tail light bulb.

Remove the two screws along the inner edge of the tail light assembly by turning them counterclockwise with a Phillips head screwdriver.

Set the two screws aside in a safe place.

The tail light housing is still held in place by a slot attached to a pop rivet head and also a metal peg or "spike" inserted in to a plastic grommet.

Use a plastic pry bar tool to gently loosen the two fasteners along the outer edge of the tail light housing.

Try to avoid using excessive force to prevent from cracking the plastic tail light assembly or scratching the paint.

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Slide Assembly Off Car
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Turn Over To Access Bulbs
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Slide the housing straight off the rear corner of the car and turn it over to access the bulb sockets.

The Brake light bulb socket is located at the outer edge of the housing.

Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out.

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Brake Light Bulb Socket
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Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
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Push In New # 7528
Push the old bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

Push a new # 7528 or P21/5W bulb straight in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Re-insert the brake light bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

The Rear Turn Signal light bulb socket is located near the center of the housing.

Rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.



 

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Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
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Install New # 7506 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push the old bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

Push a new # 7506 or P21W bulb straight in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

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Reverse Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
The Reverse light bulb socket is located at the inner edge of the housing.

Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove it from the housing.

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Insert New # 7506 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Line Up Metal Peg & Hole
Push a new # 7506 or P21W light bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

Line up the metal peg on the back of the housing with its corresponding plastic grommet on the rear corner of the car.

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Slot & Plastic Button
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Push On Tail Light Housing
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Replace Phillips Screws
Line up the slot on the far outer corner of the housing with the plastic button on the end of the pop rivet on the vehicle.
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Tighten Clockwise
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Test New Tail Light Bulbs
Push the tail light housing back in to place on the rear corner of the car.

Replace the two screws and tighten them in the clockwise direction with the Phillips head screwdriver.

Test the new tail light bulbs by having someone step on the brake pedal, activate the hazard signals and place the transmission in reverse.

For more, check out all of my 2012-2016 Mitsubishi Mirage DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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