There are two screws located behind the taillight, that must be unscrewed to loosen the taillight frame from the truck body. If you have a bed extender, the bolts that hold … in the tails are the same for the brackets for the bed extender. To reassemble a sharp rap with the heel of the hand will reseat the plugs. You must remove the taillight framing to get to bulbs. See sources and related links below for replacement bulb information.
Make surethat the new bulb is completely cleaned off and also nofingerprints on it. Unclip the plastic relay holdingthe light in place. If you have a bedliner, the two screws are behind it. Refer to your owners manual, page … 8-35. If you have a bedliner, the two 1 Phillips screws are behind it. If you have a bed extender, the bolts that secure the taillight are the same bolts that secure the brackets for the bed extender.
There are two bolts that hold the tail lights in place. Do not use pliers as the bulb could shatter and get glass all over. I'm not sure of the make of your vehicle but normally the plastic lens cover will pop off. If you get the cover off the bulb usually pops out. They get real hot real quick.
Then just line in back up in the housing and push inand turn it a quarter turn and it should be back in. After removing the 2 screws the tail light assembly can be pulled slightly to the rear. Grasp the assembly at the top and bottom and pull firmly to the rear. Clip the plastic relay into … the new fog lightand reposition the light in place. This also applies to newer Frontiers as well. Passenger side: Remove the windshield wiper snorkle and the co … olant resevior.
As simple as it sounds, the owner's manual is the best place to start for bulb replacement instructions and illustrations. Thesescrews may be located under the hood or off to the side of thelight on the front of the vehicle. Remove the two screws via the truckbed side and framing will loosen and bulbs can be re … placed. Usually all you have to do is turn the part with the two wirescoming out a quarter turn and pull it out through the back of thefog lamp housing. The bedliner concealed the 2 screws.
Secure the light assembly inwith the screws. The female parts can be replaced as they screwed into the body. If you have a bed liner installed, you will need to pull the corner of the liner back to expose the bolts. There are 2 plastic plugs that are holding it in at this point. I found this while looking for the same answer for my '99 Frontier.
I suspect that as the vehicle gets older this plastic plug system will break. The dealer modifies the bulb holders within minutes, free of charge. I looked and sure enough there are two bolts under my bedliner - hopefully I'll have taillights tonight. . This will cause the bulb to burn o … utprematurely. You may want to consider replacing both left and right at the same time in order to keep brightness and color equal optional. Then consult your owner's manual for the fog light bulb lamp replacement procedure.
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