Introduction

Here it is o'dark thirty and mother in law got pulled over by the local sheriff for a broken indicator. Nice Guy, let her off with a warning. She wants it changed NOW. The large tail light assemblies on the Aveo contains the brake and parking lights, turn signal and the back up lights.

  1. Here is a view of the left tail light assembly
    • Here is a view of the left tail light assembly

    • Open the rear hatch,( or trunk if it is a sedan). On the inside of the assembly are two retaining screws. Remove those

    • both screws are #6x3/4 inch

  2. Here is a view of the assembly with the screws removed.
    • Here is a view of the assembly with the screws removed.

    • Insert some sort of prying tool between the tail light assembly and the body, just below the crease in the body and pry to the rear of the vehicle. a snap will be felt/heard as the plastic stud releases

    • Move the prying tool to above 1 1/2 inch above the bottom of the assembly. Insert it between the assembly and body and gently pry toward the rear of the vehicle. This should free the second stud.

    • Now just pull the assembly straight back.

    • Avoid pulling the assembly to one side or another, that can snap the plastic studs

    • Locate the burned out bulb. In this case it was the indicator light. Rotate the bulb sockets in a counterclockwise direction.

    • Pull the sockets straight out of the tail light assembly.

Conclusion

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

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Awesome guide!

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This was a great help thank you!!

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