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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima Tail Light Replacement

Fits years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

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Tools required:
  • 8mm socket/ratchet

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Flathead screwdriver

Step 1: Open the vehicle's trunk.

Step 2: Using the flathead screwdriver, remove the two clips that hold the trunk liner in place (over the back of the tail light assembly).

Step 3: Pull the trunk liner back to expose the back of the tail light assembly.

Step 4: Disconnect the wiring harness.

Step 5: Remove the two 8mm retaining bolts that secure the tail light to the vehicle.

Step 6: Push the rubber plug through the hole it covers and pull the tail light assembly from the back of the vehicle.

Step 7: Remove the four Phillips screws that secure the colored trim panel from the old assembly and attach it to the new assembly.

Step 8: Unscrew the bulbs/sockets from the old tail light assembly and attach them to the new assembly.

Step 9: Using the guiding tabs, attach the new tail light assembly to the vehicle.

Step 10: Secure the assembly in place by tightening the 8mm retaining bolts.

Step 11: Connect the wiring harness.

Step 12: Replace the trunk liner and secure it into place by re-engaging the clips.

The liner will go UNDERNEATH the plastic protective plate in the trunk.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

04 2004, 05 2005, 06 2006, 07 2007, 08 2008 Nissan Maxima Tail Lights & Bulbs Replacement Instructions

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