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How-to » Body & Interior » Lighting & Electrical » How to Replace a Tail Light Bulb
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Tail Light Bulb

PARTS
  • Light Bulb
TOOLS
  • Screwdriver
STEPS
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Easy
Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Place the key in the on position.
2
Turn the head light switch to on.
3
Standing outside of the vehicle, inspect the rear tail lights.
4
Locate the burned out tail light bulb.
5
Turn the key and head light switch to the off position.
6
Gain access to tail light bulb.
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7
Remove the wiring harness from the tail light lens assembly.
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8
Disconnect tail light bulb from the wiring harness socket.
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9
Install new tail light bulb.
10
Reconnect the wiring harness to the tail light lens assembly.
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To confirm proper installation of the new tail light bulb, place the key in the on position. Then turn on the head light switch to verify the tail light bulb is working.
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