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How do i remove 2008 highlander tail light assembly, no access?

Need to remove and replace drivers side broken tail light assembly, but cant get at it. no direct panel access. what is the proceedure?

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  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    Hohw do I get a tail light lens off of a Toyota Highlander

  • 240cpa May 11, 2010

    None of the panels in the back will come off and expose the backside of the light? You sometimes have to remove the interior plastic panels to get at these lights if there are no exposed holders in the doorway.

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SOURCE: How do I replace the tail light assembly on a 2003

usually one removes the inner carpeting behind the taillight revealing the fasteners

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you replace rear tail light assembly?

Open the trunk and along the bottom of the tail light, there should be a Philips screw securing a cover piece. (your car may or may not have this piece)
With the cover off, there will be another 2 screws securing the bottom of the tail light assembly. Remove the screws and pull the bottom out and the top is held in by two retainers that should just slide right out

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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remove the screws in the tail light housing. Either there will be 4 screws on the outside holding the housing, or there will be two plastic wing nuts on the inside behind the rear liner. Oce the screws or nuts are removed, then you can gently pry off the plastic tail light lens.

Posted on Oct 27, 2010

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There should be an access on the sides of the lift gate, that can be removed to expose the rear tail light mounting bolts. 10mm 4x is what should be there, you will have to use an extension and a swivel to get them out.

Posted on Jun 26, 2011

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