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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1998-2002 Toyota Corolla Tail Light Replacement

Fits Years: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002


Tools required:
  • Flathead screwdriver

  • 10mm wrench or socket


Step 1: Using your screwdriver, remove the plastic panel on the interior of the vehicle's trunk to grant access to the tail light's mounting bolts.

Step 2: Unscrew the 3 mounting bolts that hold the tail light assembly in place.


Two bolts are readily visible, with the other resting beneath the trunk's liner.

Step 3: Depress the tab on the electrical plug, and unplug the harness from the back of the tail light assembly.

Step 4: Remove the tail light assembly from its place in the vehicle's frame.

Step 5: Gently place the new tail light assembly into place.


Be sure to hold the assembly in place with one hand while securing its position by tightening the bolts on the interior.

Step 6: Tighten all of the retaining bolts into place using the 10mm wrench.

Step 7: Reconnect the electrical plug to the tail light assembly.

Step 8: Reattach the plastic cover inside the truck, and secure into place with the plastic flathead nut.




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:

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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000, 99 1999, 98 1998 Toyota Corolla Tail Light Replacement Instructions
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