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Audi R8 Brake Light Replacement

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Audi R8 Brake Light Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Audi R8 Brake Light Replacement is $58. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2012 Audi R8
4.2L V8 Base • 136,000 miles
Escondido CA 92027
Nov 19, 2020
$48 - $58
2018 Audi R8
5.2L V10 Spyder • 11,000 miles
Ramona CA 92065
Nov 16, 2020
$53 - $65
2014 Audi R8
5.2L V10 Base • 55,000 miles
San Jose CA 95117
Nov 9, 2020
$57 - $69
2008 Audi R8
4.2L V8 Base • 66,000 miles
Van Nuys CA 91405
Nov 5, 2020
$48 - $58
2012 Audi R8
5.2L V10 GT • 128,000 miles
Sherman Oaks CA 91413
Oct 23, 2020
$50 - $62
2015 Audi R8
5.2L V10 Base • 30,000 miles
Sacramento CA 94293
Oct 17, 2020
$50 - $62
2020 Audi R8
5.2L V10 Performance • 12,000 miles
Anaheim CA 92809
Oct 17, 2020
$54 - $66
2012 Audi R8
5.2L V10 GT • 123,000 miles
Sacramento CA 95841
Oct 9, 2020
$57 - $69
2020 Audi R8
5.2L V10 Performance Spyder • 11,000 miles
Santa Ana CA 92701
Oct 6, 2020
$50 - $62
2011 Audi R8
4.2L V8 Base • 107,000 miles
Vallejo CA 94592
Sep 28, 2020
$52 - $64
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Jan 21, 2021 4:52 PM
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What is a brake light?

A brake light is a light. That turns on when you use your brakes. Are we seriously having this discussion? Brake lights are located at the back of your car, near your rear tail lights, and sometimes around your rear windshield as well. Whenever you press on the brakes, the lights turn on, flashing a bright red color behind your car. This serves to let people behind you know that you’re braking, so that they can slow down. Instead of, you know, running into you, which wouldn’t be great. So, how do brake lights work? It’s pretty simple. Like house lights, there’s a switch that turns the lights on and off. Your brake pedal, when resting naturally, presses on the switch to keep it in the off position. Any time your foot presses on the brake pedal, the pressure on the switch is removed, and the switch is no longer held in the off position. This allows the lights to turn on, until you let go of the brake pedal again. And that’s kind of it. As for the light itself, it’s just a basic small light bulb, with standard wiring. But there is a tiny catch. When your brake lights are on, they shine red. Many people mistakenly think this is because the lights themselves are red. Fun fact: The lights are white, like normal lights. The covers are just red, to help project a color that symbolizes stopping. Like all light bulbs, brake lights will burn out and die eventually. When they do, they need to be replaced. It’s pretty easy to replace brake lights, so if you’re bored on a Saturday and want to feel productive, be my guest.

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Symptoms of a failing Brake Light

Brake lights don’t turn on

Here’s a news flash: When your brake lights die or burn out, they won’t emit light when you press on the brake pedal. It’s that simple. Now, you won’t really be able to see them, unless you’re hanging out behind your car. So, it’s a good idea to make a habit of checking your lights occasionally by having someone stand around your car while you try them all: headlights, high beams, blinkers, tail lights, and yes, brake lights. Furthermore, when you get your oil changed, the mechanic will usually check your lights to make sure they’re all in working order.

Warning light comes on

Warning lights exist for a reason. And not that reason isn’t to annoy us. Most modern cars have warning lights to let you know when the various lights are no longer working. If your car is flashing the symbol that looks like a light bulb, then you may have a brake light that needs to be fixed. So, fix it.

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How urgent is a brake light replacement?

Let me tell you two things about cars that don’t have operational brake lights. First, they don’t provide a brake warning for the cars behind you, meaning you’re way more likely to get rear-ended. And second, cops absolutely love handing out fix-it tickets for brake lights. I mean, they love it.

So, if you like getting rear ended and fix-it tickets, then by all means, leave that brake light unattended. If you’re normal like the rest of us, get it fixed asap.

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