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2003 Tacoma Ext. Cab Third Brake Light

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by CajunTRD, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Jul 29, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    CajunTRD

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    I need to replace my third brake light in my 2003 Tacoma ext. cab. I understand the headliner needs to be removed in order to do this. However, I was wondering if anyone out there has a diagram with the exact/proper way of doing this? From what I gather, the two rear panels, visors, and map lights all need to be removed first. However, is there a more isolated way of doing this? Say, just pulling back the headliner fabric with only rear trim removed? Thank you!
     
  2. Jul 29, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    fireturk41

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    whole light or just the bulbs?
     
  3. Jul 29, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    kmok

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    I'm pretty sure there are just 2 screws on the third brake light housing then it comes out.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    thats just for the lense to be removed..OP, are you taking the light out, or just replacing the bulbs?
     
  5. Jul 29, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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    CajunTRD

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    I'm replacing the entire assembly.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2012 at 7:09 AM
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    Just found this thread and have the same issue. So Bump it up a year!
     
  7. Aug 16, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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    Bump it up a year indeed. It's a PITA to do this, at least for what it is.
     
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