Step 2: CAREFULLY pull back the trunk liner to expose the rear of the tail light mount.
Step 3: Slide and remove the wiring bundle's mounting clips from the tail light assembly's mounting bolts (2).
Step 4: Disconnect the tail light's wiring harness (1).
Step 5: Loosen and remove the 8mm bolts (2) that secure the tail light assembly to the vehicle.
Step 6: You can now pull the tail light from the REAR of the vehicle.
NOTE: If you ordered your replacement tail light assembly from Go-Parts, it likely includes new bulbs and sockets, as most of our models do. This saves you an installation step! However, if your particular model does not include them, simply TWIST the sockets COUNTER CLOCKWISE to pull them from the old assembly. Mount them to the new assembly.
Step 7: Mount the new tail light to the vehicle. Tighten the 8mm bolts (2) to secure the tail light's position.
Step 8: Connect the tail light's wiring harness (1).
Step 9: Reattach the wiring bundle's retaining clips (2) to the mounting bolts.
Step 10: Reattach the trunk liner.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
06 2006, 05 2005 Nissan Altima Tail Light Replacement Instructions