Introduction

Replacing burnt out or broken bulbs is a quick and easy fix that makes your car easier to see from behind, helping to prevent accidents.

Image 1/1: Unscrew the plastic casings.
  • Locate the plastic casing that holds the trunk liner in place, directly behind the tail light.

  • Unscrew the plastic casings.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the three plastic wing nuts located behind the tail lights.
  • Make sure to put some pressure on the tail light itself so it does not fall out when you unscrew it.

  • Unscrew the three plastic wing nuts located behind the tail lights.

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Image 1/1: Carefully pull the tail light away from the car to expose the connected wires.
  • When the tail light assembly comes loose, do not fully remove it because it may damage the connected wires.

  • Carefully pull the tail light away from the car to expose the connected wires.

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Image 1/3: Remove the rear panel from the rest of the assembly. Image 2/3: Remove the rear panel from the rest of the assembly. Image 3/3: Remove the rear panel from the rest of the assembly.
  • Unclip the rear panel of the tail light assembly. There are two clips on the top and two on the bottom.

  • Remove the rear panel from the rest of the assembly.

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Image 1/1: Grab the plastic base of the bulb and gently wiggle it free.
  • Do not pull on the bulb, handle it gently because it is fragile.

  • Grab the plastic base of the bulb and gently wiggle it free.

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Image 1/1: Gently push the new bulb into the plastic housing.
  • When handling the new bulbs, avoid touching the glass as much as possible because this can reduce the life of the bulb.

  • Gently push the new bulb into the plastic housing.

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Image 1/1: These bulbs have different functions including blinkers, brake lights, hazard lights, and back-up lights. They will only turn on when the necessary signal is sent.
  • After putting the new bulbs in, turn the desired lights on to check that the newly installed bulbs work correctly.

  • These bulbs have different functions including blinkers, brake lights, hazard lights, and back-up lights. They will only turn on when the necessary signal is sent.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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