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How to Change Reverse Back Up Bulb Toyota Camry 2012-2017

Step-by-step procedure on how to replace the reverse light on a Toyota Camry 2012-2017.

ESTIMATED TIME 15 - 20 mins
DIY COST $ 7 - 15
DIFFICULTY Easy

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What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the trunk. Pull the trunk release on the left side of the driver's seat and pull the trunk up.Opening the trunk of the Toyota Camry 2012.

     

  2. Remove the push clips on the trunk shield using a fastener removal tool or screwdriver.Removing the push clips holding the trunk shield.

     

  3. Pull the trunk shield out to get access to the reverse light connector.Pulling out the trunk shield.

     

    The reverse light connector
  4. Disconnect the reverse light connector by pushing the clip and pulling it out.Pulling the reverse light connector out.

     

  5. Twist the lightbulb socket counterclockwise and pull it out to remove it from the inner tail light assembly.Twisting the reverse light socket counterclockwise.

     

    Removing the reverse light socket from the tail light assembly.
  6. Pull the light bulb out from the reverse light socket. Get the new light bulb, line it up to the socket, and push it in to lock it into the socket. Pulling the light bulb out from the reverse light socket.

     

  7. Line up the socket back to the inner tail light assembly and twist it clockwise to lock it into place.

    Twisting the connector into the lock position.
  8. Reconnect the electrical connector of the reverse light by pushing it back to the socket.Reconnecting the reverse light connector.
  9. Reinstall the trunk shield and the push clips in to lock them.

    Reinstalling the trunk shield.

Notes

  • Do not touch light bulbs with bare hands as that can shorten the life of the light bulb. 
  • Installing LED bulbs:
    • If you are upgrading to LED light bulbs, and the bulb doesn't turn on when you install it simply remove the LED bulb and rotate it 180 degrees and reinstall it. 
    • Certain vehicles may trigger a fault message stating faulty or burned light bulb when the original bulb has been upgraded to LED. If that is the case, use halogen bulb or get an Error Free LED bulb
How to Change Reverse Back Up Bulb Toyota Camry 2012-2017 Step-by-step procedure on how to replace the reverse light on a Toyota Camry 2012-2017.