Be careful removing the red plastic cover over the screw. I broke a tab on mine while doing it. Let us know whether your bulb is difficult to get out of the lens or socket.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by djdro34:
Well, just checked out my ODY and sure enough, my bulb is out. I will get to trying to replace tonite.</font>
I opened up my 3rd brake light compartment to check out this possibility. I don't think that the lamp housing is in the correct orientation for putting in an LED bulb. Most LED's are very directional, and the LED bulb might not be pointed in the correct postion to provide a lot of light when viewed from behind.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by darelldd:
The best solution I can think of is to convert the thing to LED. As far as I'm concerned EVERYTHING should be LED lit these days. But especially that third brake light. LEDs light faster, can be as bright or brighter, last just about forever, and draw much less current in use. OH, and they don't get hot, so can't melt anything.
Anybody find an LED array that will fit in there? I'd look myself, but alas, I need to wait until I actually own an Odyssey before I go fixing it.
Mel, I have toyed with the idea of simply adding one ot these LED light bars on top of the hi-mount brake light. This site also has license plate frames with LEDS.Mel said:
I haven't looked yet (mine still works) but it may be possible to mount individual LEDs in holes drilled in the reflector. I've built small electronic projects where I simply mounted LEDs through a force fit drilled hole. For use in a car, subject to much more vibration, it's probably a good idea to glue them in. Anyone tried this yet?
[This message has been edited by Mel (edited 08-27-2001).]