Step 2: Loosen and remove the thumb-screw that holds the trunk liner in place, and pull the liner back enough to expose the tail light's mounting area.
Step 3: Loosen and remove the 10mm mounting bolts that hold the tail light assembly in place.
Step 4: Disconnect the wiring harness that is attached to the tail light assembly.
Step 5: You can now pull the assembly from the vehicle.
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, in case your particular model doesn't include new bulbs, simply turn the sockets counter-clockwise to remove them from the old assembly and insert them into the new one.
Step 6: Connect the wiring harness to the new tail light assembly.
Step 7: Mount the new tail light assembly by using the guiding tabs to ensure proper placement and tightening the 10mm retaining bolts.
Step 8: Replace the trunk liner and secure it by tightening the thumb-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
08 2008, 07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005 Toyota Corolla Tail Light Replacement Instructions