1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

95-97 corner light replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by roddyrod72, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Dec 4, 2010 at 2:21 PM
    #1
    roddyrod72

    roddyrod72 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Member:
    #12016
    Messages:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    Greenville, KY
    Vehicle:
    '10 SR5 Regular Cab 4x4 5 sp manual
    DRL OEM Mod, OEM Cruise Mod, 3" Lift, painted OEM grill
    Sorry if this is an exhausted topic or has been covered before, BUT...

    one of my front corner lights is burnt out on my '97 Tacoma. I went out, thinking it would be a quick replacement, and I can't figure out how to get the old bulb out without removing the entire grill. I removed the two screws holding the corner light housing, but the entire assembly seems to be connected to the grill. Is there an easier way to replace other than removing the grill?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Dec 4, 2010 at 3:17 PM
    #2
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,256
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    It's been a long time....but the bolts that you removed, did you have to open the hood to get to them? If not...Open the hood and look for more screws.

    You shouldn't have to remove the grill to get them out. I've done it myself but that was years and years ago.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2010 at 5:12 PM
    #3
    Avsguy33

    Avsguy33 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Member:
    #23633
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    Where the grille meets the light there is a little phillips head plastic clip that needs to be pulled out. It is the kind where the plastic screw pops out of the clip allowing you to pull the clip out. Just grab a flat head screwdriver and pop it out. Remove the two metal screws on the outside of the light and it pops out.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2010 at 5:59 PM
    #4
    roddyrod72

    roddyrod72 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Member:
    #12016
    Messages:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    Greenville, KY
    Vehicle:
    '10 SR5 Regular Cab 4x4 5 sp manual
    DRL OEM Mod, OEM Cruise Mod, 3" Lift, painted OEM grill
    Great! Thanks, I'll give that a shot tomorrow. I saw the little plastic holder and tried to pull it up, but was afraid I'd break it off. I'll just try harder next time! Thanks again.

    BTW, the truck is still running great with 270,000 miles.

    97 Tacoma x-cab 4x4 V6
     
To Top