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How do you replace the tail light bulb in a 97 Tahoe?

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2011-09-12 21:04:26
2011-09-12 21:04:26

Open the tailgate. On the inside next to the tail light, there will be two plastic covers. Remove them. You will see a Phillips head screw deep in the hole. These hold the light in place. Be careful removing them because they can fall down inside the vehicle. Use a magnetic tip screwdriver if possible. The light will then pull out of the truck. Then remove the plastic light module from the tail light. All the bulbs are connected to this module. Installation is reverse of removal. Just be careful not to drop the screw in the body cavity.

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