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How to Replace Tail Light 00-04 Nissan Frontier

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How to Replace Tail Light 00-04 Nissan Frontier

Created on: 2013-10-09

Replace a dim, chipped, cracked or fogged tail light on your 00-04 Nissan Frontier, with the help of 1A Auto, in this video.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Taillight
    • Lower the tailgate
    • Peel back the corner of the bed liner
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the taillight
    • Pull the taillight out
  2. step 2 :Servicing the Taillight Bulbs
    • Twist the three taillight bulb sockets counterclockwise out of the taillight
    • Pull the bulbs out of their sockets
    • Push the new bulbs onto the sockets
    • If you are servicing the taillights alone, twist the sockets clockwise into the taillight
    • Otherwise continue to Step 3
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Taillight
    • Twist the bulb sockets clockwise into the new taillight
    • Push the new taillight into place using the locating pins
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the taillight
    • Put the bed liner back into place
    • Close the tailgate

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related


  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the tail lamp assembly. We're going to show you how to . if you're just looking to change bulbs, we'll show you how to do that as well as if you have a broken tail light you can get a new one from In addition to that new tail light, you'll also need a 10mm socket and ratchet.

Open your tailgate, pull back the bed liner if you have it, which will expose two 10mm bolts. I'm using a 10mm socket and socket wrench to remove the two 10mm bolts. I'll fast forward as I do that. Pull the tail lamp assembly out.

All three of the tail lamp bulbs come out the same. They're twist lock, so you twist them counterclockwise, pull the socket and then just pull the bulbs directly out. In order to reinstall them, you're going to line up the tabs and twist it clockwise. You're going to go ahead and do that for all three of them. If you're replacing the tail lamp assembly, remove the three sockets and place them down in order to be put back in.

Here, you can see the old part and then the new part from 1A Auto. It's a direct replacement fit part with the exact mounting locations and new plastic lenses. Line up the tabs on the sockets and lens and twist them clockwise to lock them in place. Once you've done that, you can place the tail lamp assembly back in. Note the pins, the guide pins that I'm going to show you right here, and where they go into the frame of the left rear fender. Reinstall your 10mm bolts and I'll go ahead and fast forward as I tighten those up. Put that corner of the bed liner back in place. Then you can go ahead and put your tailgate back up.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by, 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

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

2000 - 2004  Nissan  Frontier
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