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Rear 3rd brake light/ center brake light change

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Hi,

Does anyone know how to replace the 3rd brake / center  brake light?

Thanks in advance

 

Jay

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I found this entry in the online owners manual for a 2014 Yaris.

LED high mounted stoplight
The high mounted stoplight consists of a number of LEDs. If any of the LEDs
burn out, take your vehicle to your Toyota dealer to have the light replaced.

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As the lamp is a sealed unserviceable LED unit it is covered under the 5 year/100,000 mile Toyota warranty if it fails, so perhaps give your local dealer a call.

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Yeah my dealer wants £65 to change the bulb.

 

I wasn't aware it was part of a warranty, but thanks will give them a call

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So spoke to toyota today they advised its not covered under warranty. And they want £150 for it parts and labour.

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So long as the car is less than 5 years old with less than 100,000 miles the centre stop lamp is covered under warranty as it is a sealed unserviceable unit 

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Yep my car is only 4 years bought pre-registered only has 11k on the clock so why is toyota (jemca edgware road) saying i got to pay for it?

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3 minutes ago, jayt13 said:

Yep my car is only 4 years bought pre-registered only has 11k on the clock so why is toyota (jemca edgware road) saying i got to pay for it?

You need to take that up with Jemca directly or Toyota customer services.

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Does anyone have a document which they can share where its shows what is covered so i can take this up with as my evidence?

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The service and warranty booklet doesn't go into the depth of detail that you're seeking. Devon Aygo works for a Toyota dealer, and if he says it is covered, then covered it is.

Contact Toyota GB customer relations - https://www.toyota.co.uk/contact-us/

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MOT and service yesterday revealed high level brake light needed replacing for approx. £130. I’ve contacted Toyota quoting this thread. More to follow if they answer.

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2 minutes ago, Malcolmz1 said:

MOT and service yesterday revealed high level brake light needed replacing for approx. £130. I’ve contacted Toyota quoting this thread. More to follow if they answer.

Depends when in 2013 your Yaris was first registered as to whether it is still under the 5 year/100,000 mile new car warranty.

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December 30 2013, still not heard from Toyota.

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Malcolm Hi, I assume you have a hatchback. Remove the cover (2 x trim plugs and 2 x screws). Prise out the light strip (2 x clips, one each end). Disconnect wiring plug.Refitting is reverse procedure. Try and get one from a scrappy, and ask if you can watch how it's done.

 

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Thanks Phil

I'll revert to this if the warranty is not honoured.

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Thanks to all who contributed to this thread, I contacted Toyota customer relations and within the hour I was contacted by the dealer who ordered and arranged with me a visit to replace the light. I was lucky that when the fault was discovered the car was ten days inside the warranty. LEDs are efficient but why not fit standard LEDs instead of a unit costing £130 to replace.

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30 minutes ago, Malcolmz1 said:

why not fit standard LEDs instead of a unit costing £130 to replace.

Presumably ease of fitment during production. Other manufacturers do similar - eg an LED rear light for a Hyundai ix35 is around £700.

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I’m afraid ease of fitting doesn’t wash with me. A unit with replaceable LED(s) is no more difficult to fit than one with non-replaceable LED(s), it’s more to do with restricting spares choice and extending the profit stream post vehicle purchase.

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1 minute ago, Malcolmz1 said:

I’m afraid ease of fitting doesn’t wash with me. A unit with replaceable LED(s) is no more difficult to fit than one with non-replaceable LED(s), it’s more to do with restricting spares choice and extending the profit stream post vehicle purchase.

It is what it is.

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Mike

Thanks for monitoring this thread. I hope Jayt13 was able to sort his issue. Last week the government announced a drive to get manufacturers to make “things” more repairable. While “it is as it is” as you say, there is no need for it to remain so. 

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But it won't change with this generation Yaris, which is due for replacement.

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