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How to replace or repair tail lights

7 STEPS

Functioning tail lights are vital to keeping you safe and avoiding tickets. Need to replace a burnt out tail light? Don’t worry - you’ve got this.  

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Step

Locate the faulty bulb

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Remove fasteners from lining

On the inside of your trunk, remove the fasteners holding the trunk lining against your tail lights. Pull back the trunk lining itself to access the tail light housing. 

Step

Remove the bulb assembly from the lens with a twist

Step

Pull the bulb out of the socket

Step

Insert the new bulb into the socket

Step

Re-install the bulb assembly into the tail light lens

Twist it clockwise to lock into place. 

Step

Reinstall trunk lining

Pull the trunk lining back up into its original position and re-secure the fasteners.