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How to Replace Tail Light 98-03 Dodge Durango

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How to Replace Tail Light 98-03 Dodge Durango

Created on: 2021-01-16

Watch this video to learn how to replace a tail light in a 98-03 Dodge Durango.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Taillight Assembly
    • Remove the two Phillips screws that secure the taillight.
    • Pull the taillight out.
    • Disconnect the harness.
  2. step 2 :Changing a Bulb
    • Twist out the socket.
    • Pull the bulb out.
    • Push the new bulb in.
    • Twist the socket back into place.
  3. step 3 :Replacing the Taillight
    • Twist the sockets into your new taillight.
    • Reconnect the harness.
    • Line up the taillight and press it into place.
    • Replace the two Phillips screws.

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20+ years' experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from The right parts installed correctly. That's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video, I'm going to show you how to replace the tail light assembly, the lens and everything, as well as remove and replace the tail light bulbs. This is a 98 Durango. The only thing you should need is a Phillips screwdriver. Although on our truck, the fasteners had been changed, so we did need a different-sized wrench.

Taillight. Looking inside here would tell you how to open. There should be two Phillips screws here. It looks like this truck's had some damage. It's now a quarter inch bolt here, but you should be able to do it with a Phillips screwdriver. So you remove maybe one screw down here where I'm removing and one screw up here, and you pull the tail light out, back and kind of shake it out. There's a tab right here that clips into the quarter panel.

OK, so here's your tail light. You can service the bulbs by twisting any of these and then pulling them out. You will need the bulbs for the new taillight. And you can see also here that this is broken where it's supposed to mount. There should be a tab here that you would press and pull that socket off. Get the rest of the bulbs out. And then when you have one of these bulbs out, it's pretty easy to just pull out and just push into the sockets.

Our news light is from 1A Auto, as you can see. It's got the correct mounting points. They're not broken. I will put the bulbs back in. Everything mounts up just like the original. OK. Take out the harness. Put it right in. OK, again that tab goes into the quarter panel and we're going to use a couple of correct Phillips screws. And we're all set.

We hope this helps you out. Brought to you by, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the internet. 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. Thank you.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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