Step 2: Loosen and remove the hand-screw that holds the trunk liner in place behind the tail light.
Step 3: Pull the trunk liner back to expose the tail light's mounting area.
Step 4: Loosen and remove the 2 thumb-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 wiring harness from 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, and attach them to the new tail light. This process only takes a few moments! The harness may need to be transferred, as well.
Step 7: Connect the wiring harness to the back of the new tail light assembly.
Step 8: Insert the tail light into place, and secure it by tightening the 2 hand-screws.
Step 9: Cover the area with the trunk liner, and secure it by tightening the hand-screw.
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
07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003, 02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Tail Light Replacement Instructions