OK, so I know there are some rather old posts out there on this subject with the most recent replies dating back to 2015 so I'm hoping there are some people out there that has addressed this issue. I have a 06 Avalon XLS where the center mount stop light has stopped functioning, actually wound up failing a safety inspection as a result. Most of the older posts indicate that most often the problem is a bad solder joint. I probably have the same issue as I did as was suggested and banged it and the light came on but went right back out. My question relates to anyone who has actually had to replace the bulbs themselves and what bulb was used. Hate to take the entire thing apart only to find a bad bulb and not have one handy to solder back in. I refuse to pay the dealer $400+ to replace the fixture when it appears to be a .50 bulb and some labor which they estimate at 2+ hours. I've never seen a design this bad except maybe where they located the cigarette lighter at the bottom of the console.