Toyota Corolla 1998 – 2002 Tail Light Replacement Guide

Welcome to our guide on taillight replacement. Whether you’re swapping out bulbs or the entire assembly, we’ve got you covered with step-by-step instructions.

Find Parts on Amazon: You can find the parts here.

Tools Needed:

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • 10mm wrench or socket and ratchet

Replacement Process:

  1. Remove Tail Light Cover:
    • Pry out the cover using a screwdriver.
    • Unscrew the Phillips screws securing it.
  2. Replace Bulbs (if needed):
    • Rotate the bulbs counterclockwise to remove them.
    • Insert new bulbs and turn clockwise to secure.
  3. Remove Tail Light Assembly:
    • Locate and remove the three 10mm bolts holding the assembly.
    • Use a wrench or socket to loosen and remove the bolts.
  4. Disconnect Electrical Connector:
    • Pull the assembly away and disconnect the electrical connector.
  5. Install New Tail Light Assembly:
    • Connect the new assembly’s electrical connector.
    • Align the assembly and firmly push it into place.
  6. Secure with Bolts:
    • Tighten the three 10mm bolts securely.
  7. Reattach Tail Light Cover:
    • Slide the cover back into position.
    • Secure it with the previously removed Phillips screws.
  8. Final Steps:
    • Reassemble any other components removed during the process.
    • Ensure all components are properly secured.

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