Step 1: Open the tailgate and identify the two retaining screws that hold the tail light assembly in place.
The two screws are located at the top and bottom of the fixture, on the interior panel that is exposed by the opening of the tailgate.
Step 2: Using the Phillips-head screwdriver, remove the two retaining screws and remove the "holding plate".
Step 3: Once the screws have been removed, gently pull the tail light assembly from its place.
When doing so, remember that there is wiring attached, so GENTLY is the key word here!
Step 4: Unplug the electrical plug from the tail light assembly.
To do so, simply "unlock" the RED switch, and gently pull the plug from the lighting assembly.
Step 5: Plug the electrical connection into your NEW tail light assembly.
NOTE: When reconnecting the electrical wiring, remember to use the RED locking mechanism to ensure that the connection is secure.
Step 6: Using the "guide tabs", gently put the tail light into place.
Step 7: Replace the "holding plate" and replace the screws to securely lock the new tail light into place.
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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
04 2004, 03 2003, 02 2002, 01 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tail Light Replacement Instructions