Step 2: Using the flathead screwdriver, remove the clip that holds the trunk liner over the tail light's mounting area.
Step 3: Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the back of the tail light assembly.
NOTE: Some models do not use wiring plugs for tail lights. If this is the case for your particular model, simply turn the bulbs/sockets counter-clockwise to remove them from the old assembly and attach them to the new one. This process only takes a few moments!
Step 4: Loosen and remove the 10mm mounting bolts (3) that hold the tail light assembly to the vehicle.
Step 5: You can now remove the tail light.
Step 6: Mount the new tail light assembly by tightening the 10mm mounting bolts (3).
Use the guiding tabs on the tail light to ensure proper positioning and installation.
Step 7: Connect the wiring harnesses to the back of the tail light assembly.
Step 8: Secure the trunk liner over the area by re-engaging the retaining pin.
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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Tail Light Replacement Instructions