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How to Replace Tail Light 12-14 Toyota Camry

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  1. step : Removing the Outer Tail Light (0:30)
    • Press the push button on the clip and remove the clip
    • Pry up the push clips on the inner liner with a trim tool
    • Peel back the inner liner
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Remove the three 10mm nuts from the tail light
    • Pull the harness clip from the nut
    • Remove the fourth 10mm nut
    • Pry back the trim cover on the rear bumper with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Raise and secure the vehicle with a jack and jack stands
    • Remove the splash shield clips with a trim tool
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from the splash shield (one is behind the tire)
    • Remove the 10mm bolt in the wheel well
    • Pull the sides of the bumper cover outward to remove it from the trim clips
    • Pull the bumper cover back and off of the vehicle
    • Pull the taillight assembly straight out from the vehicle
    • Remove the foam gasket from the vehicle if it did not remove with the taillight
  2. step : Installing the Outer Tail Light (4:22)
    • Press the taillight into place
    • Press the taillight in firmly and place the bolts on by hand
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts to the taillight
    • Connect the wiring harnesses and clip it to the body
    • Press the inner liner into place
    • Press the clips to the inner liner
    • Press the clip into place
    • Lift the bumper up into place and clip it in
    • Tighten the 10mm bolt beneath the taillight
    • Press the trim cover on
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts to the splash shield
    • Press the clips to the splash shield

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

Hey, everyone. Sue here from 1A Auto, and today we have a 2013 Camry in the shop. I'm going to show you how to replace the tail lamp assembly. If you need this part or any other part for your car, click on the link below, and head on over to

On the net hook, this is a different style here, this center piece right here is a push button, so when you push in on that, the clip comes right out. Move our way down over here, and the last one. So now we have access to the right rear tail lamp assembly. I'm going to disconnect the electrical connectors to the bulb sockets, pushing in on the tabs and pulling off the connectors.

Now I can really easily see my mounting screws, or nuts, three of them. That's going to be a 10mm socket. That's four total, and there's one hidden behind this harness clip. Get that harness clip off. You can see there's an actual cover here that covers one of the mounting bolts, so I'm going to pop that cover off with a little pocket screwdriver. There's the actual mounting bolts, 10mm socket. Going to remove this. Going to do the same thing to the other side, and then we're going to raise the vehicle up.

Going to undo two of these body clips. There's one just like this on the other side. Pull that one down, and then this one. Then we're going to have some mounting bolts that are 10mm socket. I'm going to disconnect those. You have one 10mm socket screw. It's right here behind the tire, and there's one on the other side. We're going to do the same to that side.

There's going to be one mounting bolt in each fender well in this location. It's for the rear bumper cover. 10mm socket. Now we're going to grab the bumper cover firmly in the fender well and pull it out of the trim clips, and follow that til you're all the way around to the other side. The same over here. Now we can grab the tail lamp assembly and pull it straight out. Make sure that the old foam piece, make sure you peel that off.

Here we have our brand new tail lamp assembly from 1A Auto. In here we have the factory tail lamp assembly from our 2013 Camry. You can see they have the same design. It comes with the actual blinker and stoplight. Turn it around. We supply the bulbs with the sockets on this model. New inlay studs in the plastic and a new weather foam strip. If you need this part or any other part for your car, click on the link below and head on over to

Now I'm going to install the new tail lamp assembly. Going to line up the actual mounting studs into the existing mounting holes. It's going to feel like it's not sitting correctly, but that's because the new foam piece hasn't been seated yet, so just hold on to it firmly, and then you can mount the actual nuts and the studs. As you tighten this up, it'll pull it in and let that seat properly.

I'm going to go from the center out. That way I'm pulling the assembly in and it's not at an angle. It won't be crooked on the body. Just snug them. Double check all of them once they all are tightened down. Now you can look at your trim line, see how it sits inside the body fender. It's nice and flush. It sits right in there.

This is the actual tail lamp bulb connector. Then we have the marker light. Then we have the actual blinker. Don't forget to put this harness on. Mount on that stuff. Now you're going to put the inner trunk skirt together. I'm going to lift up on that plastic piece. Line this all up. It'll fall right back into place easily. Take the hook. Going to line that one up first. Snap that right in. I've got one trim piece here, then two more right here.

I'm going to be lining up these little push clips in with the tail lamp eyelet things. Eyelet things, that's what I'm going to call them. Follow that trim right around. Follow the piece right around this side. Going to put these mounting bolts in the back here, both sides, before the bumper cover decides to fall back off. It's held on by mostly just push style body clips. You're going to line up the cover. There you go.

I'm going to put the screw back in, up in the fender well. That's a 10mm socket. Snug that down. This mounting screw, there's one in each fender well right behind the tire. Now we're going to put our four bolts in the undercarriage area. Snug it up. And the last two clips, these body clips right here, slide them right through that bracket and lock them.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

2012 - 2014  Toyota  Camry

Tail Light

2012-14 Toyota Camry Outer 2 Piece Tail Light Set DIY Solutions

This part replaces:

  • Partslink TO2805114, TO2804114
  • OE # 8156006470
  • OE # 8155006470
  • DIY Solutions LHT07819

Part Details

  • Set Quantity: 2 Piece
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