Introduction

Use this guide to replace fogged or damaged tail lights in your '98-'02 Honda Accord.

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  • Open the trunk using your key in the trunk key slot or by using the lever under the driver's console.

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Image 1/3: Carefully peel back the trunk liner from around the edge of trunk opening by the light. Image 2/3: Locate the two panel tail light connectors located between the liner and the panel tail light assembly. Image 3/3: Locate the two panel tail light connectors located between the liner and the panel tail light assembly.
  • Remove the small plastic screw along the vertical edge of the trunk entrance using a flathead screwdriver.

  • Carefully peel back the trunk liner from around the edge of trunk opening by the light.

  • Locate the two panel tail light connectors located between the liner and the panel tail light assembly.

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Image 1/3: Repeat this process for the other light bulb socket. Image 2/3: Repeat this process for the other light bulb socket. Image 3/3: Repeat this process for the other light bulb socket.
  • Grab a light bulb socket and turn it counterclockwise until it can be removed from its hole.

  • Repeat this process for the other light bulb socket.

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Image 1/3: Turn the light bulb sockets counterclockwise and remove them from their holes. Image 2/3: Turn the light bulb sockets counterclockwise and remove them from their holes. Image 3/3: Turn the light bulb sockets counterclockwise and remove them from their holes.
  • Locate the light bulb sockets in the trunk lid, located on the back side of the trunk tail lights.

  • Turn the light bulb sockets counterclockwise and remove them from their holes.

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Image 1/2: Locate the three 8 mm nuts holding the panel tail light assembly to the car and use an 8 mm socket wrench or box end wrench to remove the them. Image 2/2: Locate the three 8 mm nuts holding the panel tail light assembly to the car and use an 8 mm socket wrench or box end wrench to remove the them.
  • Remove the connector at the bottom of the panel tail light assembly.

  • Locate the three 8 mm nuts holding the panel tail light assembly to the car and use an 8 mm socket wrench or box end wrench to remove the them.

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Image 1/1: If you are having troubles removing the light, try wiggling it back and forth as you pull it out.
  • Remove the panel tail light assembly by pulling it straight away from the car.

  • If you are having troubles removing the light, try wiggling it back and forth as you pull it out.

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Image 1/3: The black nut at the edge of the trunk lid has an extended round end that prevents a standard 8 mm socket from seating fully. You can use a regular socket if you can keep the bit level while rotating, but a deep socket is recommended to prevent stripping. Image 2/3: The black nut at the edge of the trunk lid has an extended round end that prevents a standard 8 mm socket from seating fully. You can use a regular socket if you can keep the bit level while rotating, but a deep socket is recommended to prevent stripping. Image 3/3: The black nut at the edge of the trunk lid has an extended round end that prevents a standard 8 mm socket from seating fully. You can use a regular socket if you can keep the bit level while rotating, but a deep socket is recommended to prevent stripping.
  • Remove the three 8 mm hex nuts securing the trunk tail light using a socket wrench or box end wrench.

  • The black nut at the edge of the trunk lid has an extended round end that prevents a standard 8 mm socket from seating fully. You can use a regular socket if you can keep the bit level while rotating, but a deep socket is recommended to prevent stripping.

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  • Lift the trunk tail light up from the outer edge, being careful not to break the plastic locator on the inside edge.

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Conclusion

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

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I Installed led brakes and thay don't flash when I push on the brake that bottom wire is unhooked was wondering if that ran to the brake switch was wondering how to hard wire it will it would work

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