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How to Replace Tail Lights 97-04 Dodge Dakota

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How to Replace Tail Lights 97-04 Dodge Dakota

Created on: 2021-01-16

Check out this video for quality and detailed instructions on how to replace or service the tail light and bulbs on your 97-04 Dodge Dakota.

  1. step 1 :Remove the tail light
    • Lower the tailgate.
    • Remove the two T20 Torx screws on the side of the tail light assembly.
    • Pull the light out, twist out the bulbs and unplug the wiring harness.
  2. step 2 :Install the new tail light
    • Transfer the wiring to the new tail light.
    • Twist in the bulbs.
    • Plug in the wiring harness and put the tail light into place.
    • Anchor with the two T20 Torx screws.
    • Close the tailgate.

Tools needed for replacement

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T20 Driver

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The only tool you'll need is a T20 size Torx driver.

OK, so tail light replacement on a Dodge Dakota. There's two T20 torque screws right here. Once those screws are out, then you just kind of pull a little bit back on the tail light and it comes out. You're just looking to service the bulbs. You can see them right there. Now that just twists off and comes out. Maybe your tail light got wiped out by a poorly-placed 2x4 or something like that.

You can see the white - this is a new light from 1A Auto; it's just a little brighter. Everything about our light is the exact same as the original. They go in individually and slot into their posts. You can see it fits in just like the original. These guys twist in and lock, just like the original ones did. The light goes in, clips into place and then the seam screws. Then your lights in. So, you can see the new light from 1A Auto fits on just like the original and then you'll be all set to go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver

1997 - 2004  Dodge  Dakota
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