Replace The Rear Signal Lights In A Toyota Camry

If one of your Toyota Camry‘s rear signal lights has burned out, replace it quickly to avoid being rear-ended. As long as you have the right replacement bulb for your model year, performing the repair yourself only takes a few minutes. Note that the following instructions don’t apply to Camry models made before 2002.


1. Engage your Camry’s emergency brake and take the keys out of the ignition before starting.

2. Open the trunk by using the driver’s side trunk release latch or by manually unlocking it.

3. Find the rear combination light assembly cover in the back of the trunk. Pry it open with your fingers or with a flathead screwdriver.

4. Locate the turn signal bulb socket. Once you’ve found it, twist it counterclockwise and remove it from the assembly.

5. Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and replace it with the new bulb. Toss the old bulb into the garbage so it doesn’t become a hazard.

6. Set the bulb socket into the taillight assembly and turn it clockwise to secure its position.

7. Turn on the signal to make sure the new bulb works before closing the assembly cover, replacing the trunk trim and shutting the trunk.

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