Introduction

Have broken tail light? Follow this guide to learn how to check, and then replace a broken light on the 2003 Toyota Solara.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

Image 1/1: Step on the brake pedal and confirm that the tail light is unresponsive.
  • Park the vehicle and turn off the engine

  • Step on the brake pedal and confirm that the tail light is unresponsive.

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Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • Reach beneath the steering wheel to the left and remove the fuse box cover

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Image 1/2: Find the fuse number that corresponds to the tail light (2nd column, last row) Image 2/2: Proceed to replace the tail lamp if the fuse is still functional
  • Reference the fuse box guide on the back of the cover

  • Find the fuse number that corresponds to the tail light (2nd column, last row)

  • Proceed to replace the tail lamp if the fuse is still functional

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the plastic fastenings, located in the trunk interior Image 2/2: Detach the panel
  • Go to the vehicle's trunk

  • Unscrew the plastic fastenings, located in the trunk interior

  • Detach the panel

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Image 1/3: Check the bulb for discoloration (if it is clouded, replace the bulb) Image 2/3: Check the bulb for discoloration (if it is clouded, replace the bulb) Image 3/3: Check the bulb for discoloration (if it is clouded, replace the bulb)
  • Untwist the wired socket to expose the lamp bulb

  • Check the bulb for discoloration (if it is clouded, replace the bulb)

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Image 1/2: Push until there is an audible "click" Image 2/2: Push until there is an audible "click"
  • Insert the new bulb into the socket

  • Push until there is an audible "click"

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Conclusion

To reassemble the tail lamp, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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