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How to Replace Tail Lights 2010-15 Chevy Equinox

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How to Replace Tail Lights 2010-15 Chevy Equinox

Created on: 2018-08-21

How to install, repair, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, burned out, cracked, faded, cloudy or chipped tail light / brake light on 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Chevy Equinox

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tail Light
    • Remove the plastic caps covering the mounting bolts
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from the tail light
    • Pry out the tail light with a trim tool
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Installing the Tail Light
    • Connect the wiring harness
    • Insert the tail light into place
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts to the tail light
    • Place the plastic caps onto the mounting bolts

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

Today we're going to be changing the taillight assembly on this 2012 Equinox. If you need any headlight assemblies, taillight assemblies, or any other parts for your car, please check out 1aauto.com.

We're going to start by opening the taillight on the vehicle. You'll see you have two plastic caps covering the mounting bolts for this taillight assembly. I'm just going to pop them open with a flat edge screwdriver and set them aside. These are a 10 mm socket. Now we're going to grab it, and give it a firm pull. Sometimes if it's stuck in there pretty good. You can get these trim tools. 1A Auto sells them online, and you're going to pop it out. Try not to scratch the vehicle. We're going to disconnect first the assembly, the harness, pushing down on this tab and pulling.

To reassemble the taillight assembly, you take the plug from the car and match it up, and you'll hear a click. Line up the guide pins top and bottom, and then firmly push. You're going to have to make sure it's lined up. You might even actually have to hold it down a little. Start it with your finger. I like to leave them a little loose until they're both bottomed out, then I'll give it its final turn. Reassemble the covers, put the tab in at 12 o'clock, push down.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1AAuto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

2010 - 2015  Chevrolet  Equinox
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