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How to Replace a Broken Tail Light

If you’ve got a broken tail light on your car, you’ve got an annoying problem that needs to be fixed ASAP. So you ask yourself – is it an easy fix, and where can you find the replacement part you need? This article will answer both questions for you.

First: The DIY Route

The first step is to gather the appropriate tools. You likely need sockets, wrenches, a screwdriver, a ratchet wrench, and potentially other elements, depending on your vehicle’s condition, make, model, etc. You will need to go into the trunk/cargo space and remove the cover from the area that stows the tail light and turn signal. Once you remove that cover, you will see the bulb, and you can remove it. Be careful of the shattered glass – use gloves and common sense!

Remove the broken light/turn signal cover using the appropriate tools. In some cases, you can just twist the apparatus off. In other cases, you will need a wrench or screwdriver, possibly both.

The next step is to replace the apparatus/damaged components with a new light/cover and test it.

To reinstall, simply do the reverse of what you did to extract the components. Refer to your car’s handbook for any extra instructions or precautions. With the proper tools and replacement parts, the whole procedure should take you just 15 minutes or so.

Where to Find the Part You Need

Look to the team here at Rock & Roll Auto Recycling for efficient, highly competent help with your auto part replacement needs. You can even visit our website to check our online auto part inventory to make sure we have the car part you need.

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