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check see tail light lens has 4 screws holding it in place.if so remove 4 screws then remove rear tail light lens then replace tail light bulbs.if you have trouble replacing tail light bulbs the auto parts store sales person will help you free of charge and help you replace bulbs.i have seen auto parts stores sales person help people replace batteries,windshield wiper blades and light bulbs in vechicle if you have trouble fixin it your self.
Typically, the entire tail light assembly has to be released from the inside. So you have to remove trim, inside, for access, usually 3 or 4 thumbscrews get released and the whole thing comes out. This set up is much more watertight than the older method of lense removal.
Open the back hatch of your Honda Pilot and look for two small screws. They will be right behind the tail light. Remove the two screws, using a standard screw driver. You should now be able to pull the tail light box away from the car a few inches to allow access to the sides of the tail light box
Remove the two ball sockets found on both sides of the tail light box. At this point you should be able to move the entire assembly enough to get at the tail light. Inside the tail light you will find three bulb sockets. Remove all three bulbs by turning the sockets to the left.
Then replace each break light bulb by screwing them clockwise into the sockets. Then, reassemble the tail light box in reverse order.
You need to remove the trim from the trunk area that covers the lamp assembly that you are after,then remove the plastic nuts from it and remove the lamp assembly.Now all you need to do is to turn the socket and remove it,pull in the tabs on the bulb and pull it out.Installation is reversed for this removal procedure.
to replace the GM tail light bulb, you will drop down the tail gate and you will notice 2 screws on the tail light assembly, you will remove those 2 screws with the proper screw driver, once you do that the whole tail light assembly will come off, then you will see onother 2 screws holding the light panel to the tail light assembly, or brackets holding the light panel to the tail light assembly remove either or and you will have access to the three bulbs on that light panel, replace the burnt one and follow the same intrunctions to put back.
OPEN TRUNK LOOK WHERE TAILS LOCATED LOOK FOR LARGE PLASTIC WING NUTS.REMOVE THEM PULL TRUNK LINER AWAY ENOUGH TO REMOVE THE OTHER PLASTIC WING NUTS HOLD THE TAIL LIGHT COVER.WHEN YOU REMOVE ALL THE PLASTIC WING NUTS THE TAIL LIGHT COVER WILL COME OUT ENOUGH FOR YOU TO REMOVE THE BULB.
TAIL LAMP REPLACEMENT
Open the rear compartment.
Remove wingnut and pull back the rear compartment trim panel from the tail lamp.
Remove the wingnuts from the tail lamp.
Remove the tail lamp from the rear body panel.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the tail lamp.
Remove the tail lamp socket, turning counterclockwise.
Remove the bulb from the tail lamp socket.
Remove the sidemarker lamp socket, turning counterclockwise.
Remove the bulb from the sidemarker lamp socket.
Install the bulb to the tail lamp socket.
Install the bulb to the sidemarker lamp socket.
Install the sidemarker lamp socket, turning clockwise.
Install the tail lamp socket, turning clockwise.
Connect the electrical connector to the tail lamp.
Install the tail lamp to the rear body panel.
Install the wingnuts to the tail lamp.
Pull back the rear compartment trim panel to the tail lamp and install the wingnut.
Close the rear compartment.
tail light bulbs are replaced by removing the tail light housings. The housings are accessed by removing the nuts, the nuts are secured behind the inner trunk liner inside the trunk. Remove fasteners holding liner in place, remove 3 nuts for each housing(i believe it's 3 nuts if my memory serves me right), remove housing and replace bulbs