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Tail Light Assembly Replacement Toyota Camry 2012-2017

Step-by-step procedure on how to replace the inner and outer tail light assembly on a 2012-2017 Toyota Camry XV50.

ESTIMATED TIME 40 mins - 1 hour
DIY COST $ 80 - 300
DIFFICULTY Very Easy

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What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the trunk. Pull the trunk release on the lower left side of the driver's seat and raise the trunk.Opened trunk of the Toyota Camry 2012.

     

  2. Remove the push clips on the inner trunk shield and pull the trunk shield out.Removing the push clips on the inner trunk shield.

     

  3. Disconnect the electrical connector of the reverse light by pushing the tab on the connector and pulling it out.Pulling out the reverse light connector.

     

  4. Remove the 10mm bolt on the right side of the reverse light socket and the two 10mm plastic bolts on the outer side of the inner tail light assembly.Removing the bolt holding the inner tail light assembly.

     

    Removing the 10mm plastic bolts on the tail light assembly.
  5. Push the inner tail light assembly out from the vehicle.Pushing the inner tail light out.

     

    The inner tail light of the Toyota Camry
  6. Get the new inner tail light assembly and put it in the trunk on the proper orientation.Installing the new inner tail light assembly.

     

    Installing the new inner tail light assembly.
  7. Reinstall the 10mm plastic bolts and 10mm bolt on the inner tail light. Then reconnect the electrical connector of the reverse light.Reinstalling the plastic bolts and bolt holding the inner tail light assembly.

     

    The new inner tail light assembly of the Toyota Camry.
  8. Drop down the rear bumper by removing the bolts holding to it.The location of the bolts holding the rear bumper.The location of the bolts holding the rear bumper.The location of the bolts holding the rear bumper.

     

    Dropping the rear bumper down.
  9. Remove the inner trunk shield by removing the push clips and disconnecting the electrical connectors behind the outer tail light assembly by pushing the tab on the connector and pulling it out.The electrical connectors behind the outer tail light assembly.

     

    Disconnecting the electrical connectors on the outer tail light assembly.
  10. Remove the four 10mm bolts holding the outer tail light assembly.Removing the 10mm bolts holding the outer tail light assembly.

     

    Removing the 10mm bolts holding the outer tail light assembly.
  11. Remove the outer tail light assembly by wiggling it out from the vehicle.Removing the outer tail light assembly.

     

  12. Get the new outer tail light assembly and line it up to the vehicle.The new outer tail light assembly.

     

    Installing the new outer tail light assembly.
  13. Push the rear bumper to its proper position and reinstall the bolts on the rear bumper.Putting the rear bumper back to its original position.

     

  14. Reinstall the four 10mm bolts behind the outer tail light assembly and reconnect the electrical connectors by pushing them into the sockets of the lights.Reinstalling the bolts holding the outer tail light assembly.

     

    Reconnecting the electrical connectors of the lights on the outer tail light assembly.
  15. Put back the trunk shield and reinstall the push clips of the trunk shield.
Tail Light Assembly Replacement Toyota Camry 2012-2017 Step-by-step procedure on how to replace the inner and outer tail light assembly on a 2012-2017 Toyota Camry XV50.