Vehicle in video: 2007 Chevrolet Uplander
Part being changed: 05-09 Chevrolet Uplander Tail Light – Driver Side
Partslink #: GM2800183
OEM #: 15787131
Materials: Rear Lamp Assembly, screwdriver with a T30 Torx head bit, Medium sized flathead screwdriver
The foremost concern for drivers should be the safety of themselves as well as the safety of other drivers on the road. A properly working rear light increases your visibility on the road, thereby decreasing your chances of being involved in an accident. First and foremost, obtain all of your required materials. For this job the materials you'll need are the replacement assembly, screwdriver with a T30 Torx head bit, and a medium-sized flathead screwdriver. Before you begin the task of replacing a tail light assembly, turn off your engine and open the trunk. You'll need an adequate work space, so opening the trunk will allow for this.
Begin by removing the old rear lamp assembly, if necessary. There are two T30 Torx bolts that hold the lamp place, an upper and a lower bolt. Unscrew these bolts and pull the assembly out of its place. The next step is to disconnect the tail light wire from the car wire, using the flathead screwdriver. There is a small clip inside the connection joint piece that you have to pull up in order to then detach the wire.
Once you have removed the old light, it's time to install the new light. Holding the new light, simply plug the assembly wire into the car wire, making sure that the clip catches. Then, correctly align the tail light into the tail light pocket of the car. Finally, screw the new rear lamp in place. Remove the plastic film off the assembly cover. Finally, test that the lamp works.