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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2000-2001 Nissan Maxima Tail Light Replacement

Fits years: 2000, 2001

All Nissan Maxima Tail Lights for sale Tools required:
  • 8mm wrench

  • Flathead screwdriver

  • Phillips screwdriver

Step 1: Open the vehicle's trunk.

Step 2: Gently pull the plastic panel near the trunk latch. Remove this panel.

Step 3: Using the Phillips screwdriver, turn the liner fasteners just a bit, creating room for the flathead screwdriver. Pry the fasteners up and remove them - there are 3.

Step 4: Pull the trunk liner back to expose the tail light mounting area.

Step 5: Disconnect the wiring harness.

Step 6: Remove the small clasps that hold the wiring to the vehicle's frame.

Use a flathead screwdriver to pry them free.

Step 7: With the wiring harness out of the way, locate and remove the four 8mm nuts that secure the tail light's position. Loosen and remove them.

Step 8: You can now remove the tail light assembly.

Nissan uses adhesive to prevent leakage near the tail lights. You will have to use some force to push/pull the tail light 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, if your particular model does not, simply twist the sockets, remove them, and attach the bulbs to the new assembly. This process takes just a few moments!

Step 9: Mount the tail light by tightening the four 8mm mounting bolts.

Step 10: Connect the wiring harness to the new assembly.

Step 13: Secure the wiring to the frame by pushing the small clasps back into place (they are likely WHITE in color).

Step 14: Reattach the trunk liner by inserting the retaining pins.

Step 15: Reattach the plastic panel near the trunk latch.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

00 2000, 01 2001 Nissan Maxima Tail Lights Replacement Instructions

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