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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Tail Light Replacement

Fits Years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010


Tools required:
  • 7mm socket/ratchet with extension


Step 1: Open the vehicle's trunk.

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.




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:

05-10 Chevrolet Chevy Cobalt Tail Light Rear Lamp
Driver Side (2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004)

4dr Sedan
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05-10 Chevrolet Chevy Cobalt Tail Light Rear Lamp
Passenger Side

4dr Sedan
$46.95

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
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