Buick LeSabre Taillights
Shine out a clear message to other drivers and fend away peril with tail lights for your Buick LeSabre sedan. With many models of the LeSabre available, you can find all the taillight components that you may need within this comprehensive collection. Check out the options available and select the lights that fit with the timeless elegance of your Buick model sedan.What types of Buick LeSabre taillights are available?
Besides the conventional incandescent bulbs, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are also available for the Buick LeSabre sedan. Here are some of the types of taillight bulbs you can find for your LeSabre.
- Incandescent bulbs comprise a conductive base connected to a filament that’s contained within a glass housing. When a current runs through the filament, a bright beam of light issues forth. Incandescent bulbs for taillights are smaller than those used in home lighting, but they are rated to last for the same duration of about 1,000 to 2,000 hours.
- LEDs use a technology that skips the filament and uses semiconductor materials instead. LEDs are tiny and use up a minuscule amount of electricity. Perhaps the most impressive attribute of LEDs is their life expectancy; each diode is rated to last a whopping 50,000 hours, which is the equivalent of 5.7 years of continuous use.
Replacing these taillight assemblies in your LeSabre model is simple. It takes about 30 minutes for each side and requires a socket wrench. Instructions vary based on the cars year of manufacture.
- Disengage the negative battery terminal, pick a side to begin with, and pop open the trunk.
- Locate the plastic pins holding the trunk lining in place. Turn the pins counterclockwise to remove them from the trunk lining. Then, pull back the trunk lining to expose the taillight assembly.
- Locate the three bolts that hold the assembly in place and remove them with a socket wrench. Gently wiggle the assembly outward to remove it from the vehicle. Disconnect the electrical apparatus and discard the assembly.
- Connect the electrical apparatus to the new assembly and carefully insert it into the socket with all the pins correctly aligned. Insert the three bolts to secure the assembly to the vehicle. Repeat these steps for the other taillight, then reattach the trunk liner with the plastic pins.
- Reconnect the battery and start the engine to test your taillights.
The third brake light on the car is as essential to on-the-road safety as it is easy to replace. The steps involved may vary slightly based on the year of manufacture, but a general overview of the process is as follows:
- Open the trunk and locate the third-brake-light access panel on the roof of the LeSabres trunk.
- Remove the bolts that secure the panel and set the panel aside. Remove the two bolts that hold the third-brake-light assembly in place and pull it out of the socket.
- Disengage the electrical harness and discard the old assembly. Connect the electrical harness to the new third brake light, and secure it in place with the bolts.
- Replace the Buicks access panel to complete installation.