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How to Install Replace Tail Lights 13-18 Ram 1500

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How to Install Replace Tail Lights 13-18 Ram 1500

Created on: 2018-03-30

If the tail light housing is cracked or broken and needs to be replaced, this video will show you how

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tail Light
    • Remove the T25 Torx screws from the tail light
    • Pull the tail light out
    • Turn the sockets counterclockwise
  2. step 2 :Installing the Tail Light
    • Turn the sockets clockwise
    • Press the tail light into place
    • Tighten the T25 Torx screws to the tail light

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T25 Socket

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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

To do the tail light, first you need to let the tailgate down, so we'll come over here, grab the tailgate handle, and open it up. Inside here you're going to notice a T25 Torx screw right here and right here. We're going to remove both of those with a T25 Torx bit on a ratchet. All right, there's one. Okay. At this point we should be able to just pull on it and it'll slide right off of these two tabs. You can see right here and right here. They line up with the tabs on the body, which hold it in place. We'll turn this 45 degrees and pop the upper light out. We'll do the same on the bottom. Pop that bulb out. Now your taillight is completely removed from the truck.

To reinstall, you'll put your lower bulb in. It's the smaller one. You'll turn it about 45 degrees to lock it in place. Up here you'll do the upper bulb. Same thing: turn it 45 degrees and lock it in place.

To reinstall, you just want to slide these tabs over these clips like so. Now we're going to take our T25 screws and our socket and put them right back in the holes. These are something that want to just be tightened just over hand tight. It's very easy to tighten these too much and start breaking things. If you're putting your muscle from your elbow to it, you're putting too much. You just want to use a little bit of your hand muscle to get this done. That is plenty. Now it's installed. Now we can shut the tailgate and be done.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T25 Socket

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