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How do you Change, Replace, or Install 1998-2002 Lincoln Town Car Tail Light Replacement

Tools required:
  • 11mm wrench

Step 1: Open the vehicle's trunk.

Step 2: Loosen and remove the hand-screw that holds the trunk liner in place (over the tail light mounting area).

Step 3: Remove the three 11mm mounting bolts that secure the tail light to the vehicle.

Step 4: You can now remove the tail light.

Step 5: Disconnect the wiring harness that attaches to the back of the tail light assembly.

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 include bulbs, simply turn the sockets counter-clockwise, remove them from the old tail light, and attach them to the new one. This process only takes a few moments!

Step 6: Connect the wiring harness to the new tail light assembly.

Step 7: Mount the new taillight by tightening the three 11mm mounting bolts.

Use the guiding tabs on the assembly to ensure proper placement.

Step 8: Cover the mounting area with the trunk liner and secure it by tightening the hand-screw.

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 98-02, OEM #:XW1Z 13405 BA - Partslink # FO2800172
Cartier Model
Years 98-02, OEM #:XW1Z 13404 BA - Partslink # FO2801172
Cartier Model

These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
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