Step 2: Loosen and remove the 7mm mounting bolts (2) exposed by opening the trunk.
These bolts are right next to the tail light assembly.
Step 3: Loosen and remove the thumb-screw that holds the trunk liner over the tail light's connection point.
Step 4: Loosen and remove the thumb-screw that holds the tail light assembly to the vehicle.
Step 5: You can now pull the tail light assembly from the vehicle.
Step 6: Disconnect the tail light's wiring harness.
NOTE: If you ordered your replacement tail light from Go-Parts, it likely includes new sockets/bulbs, as most of our models do. This saves you an installation step! However, if your particular model does not, simply twist the sockets counter-clockwise, and transfer them to the new assembly. This process takes just a few moments!
Step 7: Connect the wiring harness to the new tail light assembly.
Step 8: Mount the new tail light by tightening the 7mm mounting bolts (2) and the thumb-screw (1).
Step 9: Reattach the trunk liner and tighten 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
10 2010, 09 2009, 08 2008, 07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Tail Light Replacement Instructions