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How to Replace Tail Light 98-00 Honda Accord

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  1. step : Removing the Taillight (0:21)
    • Remove the screw clip by pulling out the center and then the rest.
    • Pull back the insulation.
    • Twist all of the sockets out of the taillight assembly.
    • To replace a bulb pull the bulb out and push the new one in. Twist the socket back in.
    • Remove another clip on the plastic panel and pull the insulation further back.
    • Remove the three 8mm nuts.
    • Pull the light out and off.
  2. step : Replacing the Taillight (2:19)
    • Line up the light and push it into place.
    • Twist in the sockets.
    • Replace the three 8mm nuts.
    • Replace the insulation.
    • Replace the clips.

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In this video, we're going to show you taillight replacement, both if you need to replace the entire taillight, because you broke one, or if you just need to replace the bulbs. The only tools you'll need are an 8mm socket and ratchet and a flat blade screwdriver.

To replace a taillight on one of these Accords, you want to remove these little clips. They have little screwdriver heads on them. Lightly unscrew them. The middle pulls out. The rest of it pulls right out. You pull this right forward. If you're just looking to replace your bulbs, you can reach in here, twist counter clockwise, pull this back, and the bulbs just pull out, and push back in. Ok, the other one, the lower one. Also pull out, put them back in. If you're looking to replace the entire light assembly, an 8mm wrench, there's 3 nuts back here. Also, what I did, was loosened up another pin, pulled my trim back a little more.

I'm just going to fast forward as we remove those 3 10mm nuts. Once those nuts are off, the light comes right back and off. You can see this one is a little broken so we will replace it. New light from 1A Auto, exact same as the old light. I'm going to go in. These locating pins here. Make sure when you push it in, those goes go into where they should on the body. As well as making sure that the studs are going in. Now we're just going to speed up, as we put those nuts back on. You might want to push in on the light a little bit. It helps you just twist them on with your fingers a little more. You want to tighten up with a wrench. You don't want to, they don't have to be incredibly tight. You want to make sure they're nice and snug. There you go with a nice new taillight.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket

1998 - 2000  Honda  Accord
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