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How to Replace Tail Light 99-00 Honda Civic

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How to Replace Tail Light 99-00 Honda Civic

Created on: 2013-12-26

How to install, repair, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, burned out, cracked, faded, cloudy or chipped taillight on Honda Civic, years 96, 97, 98, 99, and 00.

  1. step 1 :Servicing the Taillight Bulbs
    • If you are replacing the entire taillight assembly, see Steps 2 and 3
    • Pry the plastic clip out of the trunk liner with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull back the truck liner
    • Twist the lower bulb socket out of the light
    • Pull the bulb out of the socket
    • Push the new bulb into the socket
    • Twist the socket into the light
    • Repeat this process for the other bulb
    • Put the trunk liner into place
    • Push the clip into the trunk liner
  2. step 2 :Removing the Taillight
    • Pry the plastic clip out of the trunk liner with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull back the truck liner
    • Remove the four 8mm nuts from the taillight
    • Pull the taillight out from the outside
    • Disconnect the taillight wiring harness
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Taillight
    • Twist the bulb sockets out of the old taillight
    • Twist the bulb sockets into the new taillight
    • Connect the taillight wiring harness
    • Push the taillight into place
    • Fasten the four 8mm nuts onto the taillight
    • Put the trunk liner into place
    • Push the plastic clip into the trunk liner

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    8mm Socket

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In this video, we are going to show you how to replace the outer taillight assembly on this 1998 Honda Civic and it's the same part and process on the Civics from '96 to '98 and we'll show you on the passenger side, but the driver side it's the same process and the only items you'll need are a new outer taillight assembly from 1AAuto.com and an 8mm socket and ratchet with an extension.

First we are going to show you how to replace the bulbs. Just push in the center of this clip, pry it out, and then pull back your insulation. Now, you just twist the socket out and then the bulb pull straight out, push the new one in, and place the socket back into place. For the bulb above it, do the same thing. Just twist the socket out, pull the bulb right out and push the new one in and twist it back into place. If you need to replace the bulbs on the other side, it's the exact same process. When you are done, fold the insulation back up into place, tuck it in under that plastic panel and replace your clip, and to replace it just pull out the center, push the clip into place and push the center in to lock it.

Now we are going to show you how to replace the assembly. Start off by just pushing in the center of this clip and prying it out and then pull back the insulation and then you want to remove these four 8mm nuts. Once these are removed, your taillight will pull right out and you can just disconnect the harness by pushing on the tab and just pulling it apart.

See the old part on the left, and the new part from 1A Auto on the right. You can see they are identical and they'll mount exactly the same. Now twist out the sockets on your old taillight and twist them into your new taillight. Reconnect the harness and push the new taillight into place and then replace those four 8mm nuts and just put your insulation back in place, tuck it under that plastic panel and just replace your clip.

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

1999 - 2000  Honda  Civic
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