Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Toyota Previa
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How would go about changing the back brake lights of a 96 Toyota Previa?

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2015-07-16 18:20:25
2015-07-16 18:20:25

Howdy, for the tail and brake lights in the quarter panel(not the lights on the liftgate): open liftgate. Locate the two screws attaching the tail light assembly to the body in the space where the quarter panel meets the liftgate. They will be under or next to the rubber gasket that surrounds the lift gate opening. Remove screws. The tali light assembly slides out from the back (front to back). The assembly is friction fit to the body and is a little difficult to remove. I used a piece of wire slid under the black bracket that the screws went through long enough to grab at both ends and pull. Be careful, when the assembly releases it does so without warning. The light bulbs are located in the twist lock sockets the wires from the vehicle enter. Twist and remove socket from assembly, Hold socket in one hand, with the other hand push in slightly on the bulb and turn counter clockwise to remove. Notice the little nibs on the side of the brass part of the bulb. One of the nibs is closer to the bottom of the bulb than the other. When inserting replacement bulb be sure to put this nib in the deeper of the two slots on the socket. For the tail lights on the liftgate: open liftgate. On the underside of the gate there will be two access panels about 4 inches square. Using a flat screw driver, pry the panel from the door. Inside locate the two twist lock sockets inside. The socket closest to the panel you removed will be the reverse light socket. The socket that is harder to reach will be the brake/tail light socket. The bulb replaces as describes above. Good luck. pabblo@rockrounds.com

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