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Old 02-19-2009, 04:55 PM   #1
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Lightbulb HOW TO: Changing Tail Lights

I figured I would add my two cents in on the piggy bank we call TW.

Here is my Step by Step on how to change your tail lights.

First you will need.

A socket wrench(or regular combo wrench) with a 10mm socket.

Now that you have your tools you have to remove the old tail light obviously, which is held in by 2 clips and 2 bolts.
First put your tail gate down.
One bolt is on top.
And one on bottom.



Remove the bolts in whichever order you would like.


Then give a firm(incredibly firm) pull on the tail light.
Here is what you will then see.


Now you must disconnect the old wiring harness. Just push on the little tab and pull it out.



Their you go...

Now do what you want with the old tail light.

Get your new tail lights!



Now plug the new wiring harness into the old wiring harness and push it togethor until you hear the little tab click.



Now my tail lights had alot of extra wire so if you have some like that make sure you tuck all wires back into the compartment where they wont be in the way of anything.

Once you do that push the tail light into place with a firm shove.
Replace the 2 bolts.
And your done!


Repeat on other side for best results.



Hope this helps!
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:58 PM   #2
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:00 PM   #3
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almost looks like the 09 tail lights.. looks good though.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:01 PM   #4
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Theyre also on ebay for about 50 bucks less...
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:04 PM   #5
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nice write up.thanks
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:35 AM   #6
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Thanks!

Thanks for the how-to. I just broke a tail light and was wondering how to replace it. Now I need to decide if I want to go with those great looking Euro style tail lights or try to pick up an original replacement on eBay for a reasonable price.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:31 AM   #8
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Just compared all the Altezza/Euro tail lights I could find. After seeing your photos, I couldn't envision buying anything much different from yours, so I ordered a set of the JDM BLACK LED ALTEZZA TAIL LIGHTS. Thanks again for the write-up and photos.
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A tad more info please

[Just compared all the Altezza/Euro tail lights I could find. After seeing your photos, I couldn't envision buying anything much different from yours, so I ordered a set of the JDM BLACK LED ALTEZZA TAIL LIGHTS. Thanks again for the write-up and photos. ]

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:33 PM   #13
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I will keep this link. Because yesterday I ordered a custom shell so the $$ will have to be on hold for the lights. [tax time]! I think they are VERY sharp and will deff. order them
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Any pics from the side?
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:30 PM   #16
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niceeee! i wanted to tint mine but i was wondering how to get them out...thanx!
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Thanks!! Those are nice! How do they look at night? Are they bright?
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:09 PM   #20
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Thanks!! Those are nice! How do they look at night? Are they bright?
They look awesome, way brighter than factory...
The backup lights r WAAAAY brighter
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