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How do you Change, Replace, or Install 1998-2001 Nissan Altima Tail Light Replacement

Tools required:
  • 8mm socket with extension

Step 1: Remove the thumbscrew that keeps your trunk liner in place (on the interior of the taillight).

Step 2: With the bulb sockets now exposed, you can change the bulbs by unscrewing the socket from the back and pulling it from the casing.

NOTE: If you ordered your replacement tail light from Go-Parts, it will include new bulbs. All you must do is unplug the wiring harness from the back of the bulb sockets and move onto the next step.

Step 3: Using the 8mm socket, remove the 4 nuts that hold the tail light assembly in place.

Three are located around the casing, with the fourth being in the recessed area beside it.

Step 4: Remove the tail light casing from the vehicle.

Step 5: Place the new assembly in place and replace the bolts that secure its position.

Step 6: Reconnect the wiring harnesses to power the tail light.

Step 7: Replace the thumbscrew that holds the trunk liner in place.

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.

If you're looking for a good deal on the parts mentioned in this instructional guide, be sure to check these out:

Years 00-01, OEM #:26555-0Z825 - Partslink # NI2800140

Years 00-01, OEM #:26550-0Z825 - Partslink # NI2801140

Years 98-99, OEM #:26559-0Z425 - Partslink # NI2818108
W/Limited Edition, W/clear Lens
Years 98-99, OEM #:26554-0Z425 - Partslink # NI2819108
W/Limited Edition, W/clear Lens
Years 98-99, OEM #:26555-9E025 - Partslink # NI2800129
W/o Limited Edition, Amber
Years 98-99, OEM #:26550-9E025 - Partslink # NI2801129
W/o Limited Edition, Amber

These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
01 2001, 00 2000, 99 1999, 98 1998 Nissan Altima Tail Light Replacement Instructions

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1998-2001 Nissan Altima Door Handle (Interior) Replacement

1998-2001 Nissan Altima Front Door Panel (Interior) Replacement

1998-2001 Nissan Altima Power Window Switch Replacement

1998-2001 Nissan Altima Rear Door Panel Replacement

1998-1999 Nissan Altima Parking Light Replacement

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