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How do you Change, Replace, or Install 1996-2002 Toyota 4Runner Tail Light Replacement

Tools required:
  • Phillips screwdriver

Step 1: Open the vehicle's tailgate.

Step 2: Loosen and remove the 2 Phillips screws exposed by opening the tailgate.

Step 3: You can now remove the tail light assembly.

Step 3: Disconnect the wiring harness attached to the back of the assembly.

NOTE: If you ordered your replacement tail light from Go-Parts, it likely includes new sockets, bulbs, and wiring, as most of our models do. This saves you an installation step! However, if your particular model does not, simply remove the sockets and wiring from the old assembly and attach it to the new one. This process takes just a few moments!

Step 4: Connect the tail light's wiring harness.

Step 5: Mount the tail light by tightening the 2 Phillips screws.

Please Note

While we are more than happy to create these installation guides for your benefit, we cannot maintain any liability regarding the part, or the driving experience, once the part has been replaced/installed. We always guarantee the quality of the parts we provide, but the installation liability rests solely on the installer.

And, though we are always here to answer your questions, please note that our technicians created these guides for your convenience, and cannot provide assistance beyond this guide.

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Years 01-02, OEM #:81560-35200 - Partslink # TO2800137

Years 01-02, OEM #:81550-35240 - Partslink # TO2801137

Years 97-00, OEM #:81560-35120 - Partslink # TO2800123
From 1/97
Years 97-00, OEM #:81550-35120 - Partslink # TO2801123
From 1/97
Years 96-97, OEM #:81560-35120 - Partslink # TO2800122
To 1/97
Years 96-97, OEM #:81550-35120 - Partslink # TO2801122
To 1/97

These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000, 99 1999, 98 1998, 97 1997, 96 1996 Toyota 4Runner Tail Light Replacement Instructions

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