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Help removing brake light bulb in 2012 GT

I can get the turn signal bulb out no problem by twisting counter clockwise however the brake light bulb doesn't appear to be the same. If I twist any harder I think I am gonna break it. I have looked in the OEM service manual and it appears that there is two different types of connections. The other type being you have to take the nuts off from inside and remove the entire assembly. How do I confirm which type I have without taking the assembly apart? Would this be an LED type bulb then in the brake light and a halogen in the turn signal?

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Do you have the tech package with LED tail lights? If so then you cannot remove the LED assembly like the turn signal bulb. If it is not the LED lights then it will turn and pull just like the turn signal bulb.

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Someone in another forum said the GT comes with LED brake lights. Now why would they have halogen turn signals but make the brake lights LED?

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Someone in another forum said the GT comes with LED brake lights. Now why would they have halogen turn signals but make the brake lights LED?
Easier to keep the resistance in the circuit for the turn relay.
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Cost and design limitations. LED signals aren't common on lower prices vehicles but will be in due time.

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