In This Article:
The tail light housing is removed, the
bulb socket unscrewed, and the bulb pulled out.
1 (Very Basic)
By Jim Wilk
rear hatch needed to be open to reach the screws
that held the plastic tail light assembly to the
BUT... There was a
TRICK to this light.
After removing the two
visible fasteners, I could tell that there was
something else holding the tail light
housing to the car.
Knowing that most of
these hidden fasteners are either push-clips or
T-slot connectors, I first tried to pull
the housing outward. Then I slid the housing
sideways and it came off.
There were 4
bulbs in this tail light assembly:
Running light (upper and
Brake lights (upper and
lower, combined with the running lights)
Amber turn signal,
White backup light.
To remove a
light bulb I simply turned the bulb socket
counter-clockwise and then pulled it out of
Then the old bulb could simply
be pulled straight out of the socket.
The new bulb just pushed into
the socket, and then the socket was replaced in
After checking to make sure
all the bulbs worked, I installed the tail light
Then I replaced the two
screws and the repair was complete.
Copyright 2007 BodyShopZone.com
All Rights Reserved
Written Oct 2, 2007