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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima Tail Light Replacement

Fits Years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
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Tools required:
  • 8mm socket/ratchet

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Flathead screwdriver


Step 1: Open the vehicle's trunk.

Step 2: Using the flathead screwdriver, remove the two clips that hold the trunk liner in place (over the back of the tail light assembly).

Step 3: Pull the trunk liner back to expose the back of the tail light assembly.

Step 4: Disconnect the wiring harness.

Step 5: Remove the two 8mm retaining bolts that secure the tail light to the vehicle.

Step 6: Push the rubber plug through the hole it covers and pull the tail light assembly from the back of the vehicle.

Step 7: Remove the four Phillips screws that secure the colored trim panel from the old assembly and attach it to the new assembly.

Step 8: Unscrew the bulbs/sockets from the old tail light assembly and attach them to the new assembly.

Step 9: Using the guiding tabs, attach the new tail light assembly to the vehicle.

Step 10: Secure the assembly in place by tightening the 8mm retaining bolts.

Step 11: Connect the wiring harness.

Step 12: Replace the trunk liner and secure it into place by re-engaging the clips.


The liner will go UNDERNEATH the plastic protective plate in the trunk.




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.


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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
08 2008, 07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005, 04 2004 Nissan Maxima Tail Light Replacement Instructions
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