Minggu, 15 Mei 2011

How to Replace the Rear Signal Lights in a Toyota Tundra

How to Replace the Rear Signal Lights in a Toyota Tundra

Whether you use your Toyota Tundra for work or recreation, keeping its rear signal lights functioning is extremely important. When one burns out, order a new replacement bulb and repair the light yourself. The job only takes a few minutes to finish, and it saves you the time and hassle of going to a repair shop.

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions

things you'll need:

  • #3157A replacement bulb (2007 and later models)
  • #7440A replacement bulb (2000-2006 models)
    • 1

      Remove the keys from the ignition and engage the emergency brake for safety. Also, make sure the headlamp control is in the "OFF" position.

    • 2

      Walk around to the back of your Tundra and open the tailgate.

    • 3

      Undo the two security bolts holding the taillight assembly to the truck.

    • 4

      Pull the assembly rearward from the truck until it's free from its socket.

    • 5

      Locate the turn signal bulb socket. Turn it counterclockwise to detach it from the taillight assembly.

    • 6

      Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and replace it with the new bulb. Then, push the bulb socket into the taillight assembly and turn it clockwise to secure its position.

    • 7

      Test the turn signal to make sure it works before bolting the assembly back into place and closing the tailgate.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you need help finding the turn signal bulb socket, check the taillight assembly diagram in Section 7-3 of your Tundra owner's manual.

  • Don't touch the bulb socket while your truck is running.

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