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How to Replace Tail Light 00-01 Nissan Altima

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How to Replace Tail Light 00-01 Nissan Altima

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to install, repair, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, burned out, cracked, faded, cloudy or chipped taillight on Nissan Altima, years 00 and 01.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tail Light
    • Remove the thumb screw from the tail light
    • Pull down the insulation
    • Remove the four 8mm nuts from the tail light
    • Disconnect the tail light wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Servicing the Bulbs
    • Twist the bulb socket counterclockwise out of the light
    • Pull the bulb off of the socket
    • Push on the new bulb
    • Twist the bulb clockwise into the light
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Tail Light
    • Insert the tail light into place
    • Reconnect the wiring harness to the tail light
    • Replace the four 8mm bolts to the tail light
    • Reinsert the insulation
    • Twist on the thumb screw

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    8mm Socket

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In this video, we're going to show you how to service a tail light on this 2000 Nissan Altima, the same as a 2000, 2001, and basically the same for 1998 to 2001. If you're just looking to service the bulb you don't need any tools. If you do need to replace a broken tail light or something like that then you will need an 8mm socket with a ratchet and extension.

First of all, remove this thumb screw here. Obviously, if you have one of the cargo nets you'll need to remove that. This just comes off counterclockwise, and then pull this trim down and out of the way. If you're just looking to change bulbs, they just twist counterclockwise and pull out, and then the bulbs pull straight out from there. There are three different bulbs.

To replace the whole assembly there are four 8mm nuts: one, two, a third one down there, and then a fourth one that you access right in through here. You'll want to disconnect this harness. It's just pushing a little tab there and pulling that out. You'll probably want an 8mm socket with an extension and ratchet. It's easy to get in here and get this bolt, or this nut out.

We'll speed up here as we just remove those four nuts. Pretty much, once you get them loose they come off by hand, so they're relatively easy to get out. Now the light comes right out. New one from 1A Auto, see, comes all ready to go right in place. Fast-forward here as we just put the four nuts back on. The one lower one that you have to access through the hole, put it into your socket and extension, and then thread it on that way. Then, tighten them up nice and firm.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket


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