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How to Replace Tail Lights 98-02 Lincoln Town Car

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  1. step : Removing the Taillight Assembly (0:21)
    • Twist off the plug on the trim.
    • Pull the trim down.
    • Remove the three 11mm nuts on the back of the taillight.
    • Pull the taillight out and off.
  2. step : Changing a Bulb (1:08)
    • Twist the socket out.
    • Pull the bulb out.
    • Push the new bulb in.
    • Twist the socket back into place.
  3. step : Replacing the Taillight Assembly (1:25)
    • Removing shipping protectors from the new taillight.
    • Twist the sockets into the new taillight.
    • Line up the light and press it into place.
    • Replace the three 11mm nuts.
    • Replace the trim.
    • Replace the trim plug.

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In this video, we're going to show you a taillight replacement in both replacing the bulbs or the entire taillight assembly if you've broken one. The only tool you'll need is an 11 mm wrench or a deep socket and a ratchet.

Okay, you want to start here in the trunk. There's a little kind of plug thing that holds your trim in place. Okay, then pull your trim down, and you can see three 11 mm nuts here. If you have a deep socket wrench, that's much better. Okay, we'll just fast-forward as we remove those three 11 mm nuts. Okay, then you pull your taillight out. Just looking to replace bulbs, you twist and pull these out, and then they just pull out and push back in. To change your entire light if it's been broken, just remove all three.

Okay, here's the new light from 1A Auto; the original light. You can see the only difference is that the Lincoln emblem is not in there, but if your light's been broken, the new one from 1A Auto is going to work, function, and pass inspection and everything. For this vehicle, obviously, my old light's not broken, so we will reinstall the old light. You can just see that the new one from 1A Auto is exactly the same. Just have some little protectors here, so nothing gets in there while it shipped. You can just peel those off, and everything's the same.

Okay, to reinstall, both bulbs go in; twist, bulb goes in, twist. Okay, this one kind of Make sure that your harnesses don't get stuck on that stud down there. Bolt goes there. Twist, and there's little tabs that go into locating pins. Okay, and we'll fast-forward through putting those 11 mm nuts back on. You can put them on by hand. Then tighten them up snug with a wrench; they don't have to be extremely tight. It is plastic, and then put your trim back in place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 11mm Socket

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