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How To Replace Taillights and Bulbs 00-05 Toyota Celica

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How To Replace Taillights and Bulbs 00-05 Toyota Celica

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to install, repair, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, burned out, cracked, faded, cloudy or chipped tail light / brake light on Toyota Celica, years 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, and 05.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Taillight
    • Push the tab on the plastic access panel and pull it off
    • Remove the four 10mm nuts from the taillight
    • Pull out the taillight
    • Disconnect the taillight wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Servicing the Taillight Bulbs
    • Twist the bulb sockets out of the taillight
    • Pull the bulbs out of the sockets
    • Push the new bulbs into the sockets
    • Twist the sockets into the taillight
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Taillight
    • Connect the taillight wiring harness
    • Push the taillight into place
    • Fasten the four 10mm nuts onto the taillight
    • Push on the access panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the bulbs in the taillight as well as replace the entire taillight assembly on this 2000 Toyota Celica. It's the same part and process on the Celicas from 2002 to 2002. The only tools you'll need are a 10mm socket and ratchet and a 10mm wrench.

Behind both taillights there are these little plastic panels. You just want to push the tab right there and pull them off. You can see your taillight's right here. Securing the taillight there are four 10mm nuts. There's two right there and then there's one right down there and another one directly up above it that you're going to need to use the wrench for. We'll just fast forward as Don removes those four nuts. Once the nuts are removed, you can pull the taillight right out and just push the tab on the harness and pull it apart.

Now, to service the bolts on your taillight you just want to twist the socket out, pull the bulb out, push a new one into place and twist the socket back in. Again, you do the same thing with the other bulbs.

To install the new taillight just reconnect your harness, line up the taillight and push it into place. Now, we'll just fast forward as Don replaces those four 10mm nuts and replaces that plastic panel and then you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench


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