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How do you Change, Replace, or Install 2005-2009 Chevrolet Equinox Tail Light Replacement

Tools required:
  • 10mm socket/ratchet with extension

  • Flathead screwdriver

Step 1: Open the vehicle's tailgate.

Step 2: Remove the small plugs that covers the tail light's mounting screws.

Step 3: Using the 10mm socket/ratchet, remove these mounting screws.

Step 4: You can now pull the tail light assembly from the vehicle.

This step may take a bit of work, as you will have to disengage it from the vehicle without breaking the tabs.

Step 5: Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the back of the tail light assembly.

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 does not include new bulbs, simply remove the sockets/bulbs from your old assembly and insert them into the new one. This process only takes a few moments!

Step 6: Connect the wiring harness to the back of the new tail light assembly, and move it into place.

Be sure to use the alignment tabs to ensure that proper placement.

Step 7: Secure the tail light assembly by tightening the two 10mm retaining bolts.

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.

If you're looking for a good deal on the parts mentioned in this instructional guide, be sure to check these out:

Years 05-09, OEM #:5490028 - Partslink # GM2800185

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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
09 2009, 08 2008, 07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005 Chevrolet Equinox Tail Light Replacement Instructions

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