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How much does a Brake Light replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2001 Ford Mondeo Franchise Dealer Est.£123 - £147 Independent Garage Est.£95 - £115 ClickMechanic Est.£96 - £115 Saving21%
Car2002 Ford Fiesta Franchise Dealer Est.£70 - £77 Independent Garage Est.£51 - £56 ClickMechanic Est.£51 - £57 Saving26%
Car2013 Ford Kuga Franchise Dealer Est.£89 - £186 Independent Garage Est.£67 - £148 ClickMechanic Est.£67 - £148 Saving21%
Car1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Franchise Dealer Est.£179 - £206 Independent Garage Est.£126 - £138 ClickMechanic Est.£126 - £139 Saving31%
Car2012 Volkswagen up! Franchise Dealer Est.£98 - £109 Independent Garage Est.£74 - £82 ClickMechanic Est.£74 - £82 Saving24%

Want to learn more about Brake Light replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What do the Brake Lights do?

Usually you will have at least two brake lights on your car, most modern cars will have a third brake light somewhere in the middle on the back of the car. The brake lights, of course, come on when the brake is activated.

There are two types of brake lights, those that are a unit on their own, which is rare these days, or it is part of the “cluster” of other lights, such as fog lights, rear lights, reversing lights and indicators. These are referred to as rear light clusters.

However for the point of this article, we will refer to both the single and “cluster” units.

Please note this article and its links are not for brake light bulb replacement.

What does a brake light cluster replacement involve?

  • Mechanic will inspect the brake light system (like the bulbs, wiring as well as sockets).
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the faulty brake light parts.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will test the lights again to ensure the lights function properly.

Can I do a brake light replacement myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a brake light or tail light replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the symptoms of a bad brake light or brake light cluster?

  • If you have replaced a bulb and the light still does not work.
  • If there is physical damage to the brake light lens.
  • There is water evident behind the lens

How long will a brake light replacement take?

A brake light or tail light replacement usually takes under 1 hour, but can take more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

Can you still drive with faulty brake lights?

It is vital that your brake lights work correctly to warn following motorists that you are slowing down. Therefore if you notice any physical damage to the unit, or water in it, it is likely to cause issues sooner rather than later.

Obviously driving with defective brake lights can endanger yourself and others, on top of that you run the risk of getting fined when driving around with defective brake lights.
Should you experience problems with the brake lights then it is important you have the defective brake light replaced timely and professionally.

How often should I replace brake lights?

There is no regular interval for a brake light replacement, but the job is more common than you may think. Because the light clusters or brake light units are often wrapped around the back and side of a vehicle, they are prone to physical damage. Even the slightest low speed knock can destroy a light unit!

They can also become contaminated by water ingress and dirt build up, to the point where they start to fail at the connection points.

How much does a brake light replacement cost?

Cost for a brake light replacement is on average £140, with prices ranging from £120 to £180. Ultimately, the cost of replacing the brake lights depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having a brake light replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!

How much does a Brake Light replacement cost?

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Check out the ClickMechanic price for a Brake Light replacement. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying

These estimates may include Rear combination lamp assembly, Rear combination lamp assembly (driver side), Rear combination lamp assembly (passenger side), Combination lamp assembly - rear inner (driver side), Combination lamp assembly - rear inner (passenger side), Combination lamp assembly - rear outer (driver side), Combination lamp assembly - rear outer (passenger side) and/or Rear combination unit bulb - any

28 manufacturers for Brake Light Replacement

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £59.74 - £74.64

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3

£99

£86 - £111

£124 - £172

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Audi

Parts costs: £122.47 - £236.84

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 152

£219

£145 - £246

£192 - £334

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BMW

Parts costs: £136.61 - £299.20

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 217

£227

£157 - £293

£204 - £387

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £150.29 - £180.34

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2

£220

£199 - £199

£278 - £278

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Citroen

Parts costs: £68.77 - £121.36

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 73

£134

£81 - £150

£107 - £219

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Fiat

Parts costs: £72.16 - £133.41

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 63

£139

£87 - £160

£116 - £231

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Ford

Parts costs: £55.06 - £153.72

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 328

£136

£73 - £177

£101 - £252

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Honda

Parts costs: £101.72 - £175.01

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 30

£196

£126 - £182

£171 - £247

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £105.29 - £156.53

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 9

£166

£154 - £180

£224 - £254

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Iveco

Parts costs: £52.09 - £218.58

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 8

£137

£59 - £215

£76 - £284

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £290.52 - £348.63

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1

£333

£340 - £340

£446 - £446

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Kia

Parts costs: £90.06 - £112.98

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 5

£138

£131 - £136

£191 - £196

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £144.58 - £363.59

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 57

£265

£162 - £352

£209 - £461

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Mazda

Parts costs: £80.83 - £120.89

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 13

£119

£94 - £120

£124 - £159

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £135.22 - £218.24

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 96

£197

£164 - £231

£221 - £316

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MINI

Parts costs: £80.93 - £115.12

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 46

£139

£116 - £145

£166 - £213

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £163.57 - £196.29

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 4

£195

£180 - £213

£229 - £294

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Nissan

Parts costs: £81.10 - £162.32

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 44

£156

£98 - £184

£130 - £260

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £70.05 - £179.60

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 275

£163

£87 - £199

£118 - £277

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Renault

Parts costs: £58.70 - £117.86

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 183

£108

£70 - £147

£93 - £216

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Saab

Parts costs: £121.21 - £145.45

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3

£169

£170 - £170

£243 - £243

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SEAT

Parts costs: £87.15 - £124.28

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 16

£139

£136 - £153

£202 - £222

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Skoda

Parts costs: £67.83 - £105.45

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 26

£123

£83 - £137

£111 - £203

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £164.20 - £207.65

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 5

£192

£181 - £196

£230 - £253

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Toyota

Parts costs: £100.89 - £135.71

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 22

£154

£135 - £155

£188 - £219

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £55.16 - £130.51

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 99

£119

£73 - £158

£103 - £228

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £71.28 - £106.23

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 177

£118

£87 - £136

£117 - £201

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Volvo

Parts costs: £110.08 - £241.23

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 20

£201

£125 - £251

£163 - £340

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  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • LDV
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Austin
  • Daewoo
  • Daimler
  • Dodge
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • MG
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Chrysler
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Infiniti
  • Dacia
  • Porsche
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  • Daihatsu
  • Isuzu
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  • Lexus
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  • Maserati
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  • Rover
  • Ssangyong
  • Subaru
  • London Taxi's International
  • Smart

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a brake light replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Brake Light replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£117.08

Combination lamp assembly replacement - rear (passenger side)

Vauxhall Insignia
Glasgow
£139.46

Combination lamp assembly replacement - rear (passenger side)

Peugeot 207
Woking
£148.41

Combination lamp assembly replacement - rear (driver side)

Honda Jazz
Sheffield
£146.46

Combination lamp assembly replacement - rear inner (driver side)

Saab 9-3
Bolton