Step 2: Remove the hand-screw that holds the trunk liner in place over the tail light's mounting area.
Step 3: Pull the trunk liner back to expose the mounting area.
Step 4: Remove the hand-screws that secure the tail light assembly to the vehicle.
Step 5: You can now pull the tail light assembly from the vehicle.
Step 6: Disconnect the tail light's wiring harness.
NOTE: If you ordered your replacement tail light from Go-Parts, it likely includes new bulbs, as most of our models do. This saves you an installation step! However, if your particular model does not have bulbs included, simply twist the sockets counter-clockwise to remove the bulbs from the old assembly, and attach them to the new one. This process takes just a few moments.
Step 7: Connect the wiring harness to the back of the new tail light assembly.
Step 8: Secure the tail light by tightening the 2 hand-screws.
Step 9: Replace the trunk liner and secure it by tightening the hand-screw that holds it in place.
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.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003, 02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000, 99 1999, 98 1998, 97 1997 Buick Century Tail Light Replacement Instructions