Introduction

Do you have a broken tail light? Follow this guide to learn how to check and then replace a broken taillight on the 2003 Toyota Solara.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

Park the vehicle and turn off the engine.
  • Park the vehicle and turn off the engine.

  • Step on the brake pedal to confirm whether or not the tail light is responsive.

Reach underneath the steering wheel. Then, place your hand to the left to remove the fuse box cover. Reach underneath the steering wheel. Then, place your hand to the left to remove the fuse box cover. Reach underneath the steering wheel. Then, place your hand to the left to remove the fuse box cover.
  • Reach underneath the steering wheel. Then, place your hand to the left to remove the fuse box cover.

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Reference the fuse box guide on the back of the cover. Locate the fuse number that corresponds to the tail light (2nd column, last row).
  • Reference the fuse box guide on the back of the cover.

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

  • Replace the tail lamp if the fuse is still functional.

Open the vehicle's trunk. Unscrew the plastic fastenings located inside the trunk.
  • Open the vehicle's trunk.

  • Unscrew the plastic fastenings located inside the trunk.

  • Detach the panel covering the tail light.

Untwist the wired socket to expose the lamp bulb. Check the bulb for discoloration (if it is clouded, replace the bulb). 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).

Insert the new bulb into the socket. Push until there is an audible "click".
  • Insert the new bulb into the socket.

  • Push until there is an audible "click".

Conclusion

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

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