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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace Tail Light Assembly

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Parts
  • Tail Light
Tools
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool
Difficulty

Easy

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Steps

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
Locate the tail light assembly on the rear of your vehicle. They are located on each corner and light up when you apply your brakes or turn signal.
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2
If applicable, remove any mounting screws located on the outside of the tail light assembly.
3
Open the trunk of your vehicle and locate the back of the tail light assembly.
4
Disconnect the wiring harness from the back of the tail light assembly.
5
Remove the tail light assembly mounting screws or nuts.
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6
Push the tail light assembly out from behind.
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7
Compare the old assembly with the new one to ensure correct fit.
8
Install the new tail light assembly into the tail light pocket.
9
Tighten the mounting screws or nuts.
10
Connect the wiring harness.
11
Re-check the light for proper operation.
12
Install any cover or trim that was removed for access.

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