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How to replace tail light bulb in my 2005 Cadillac STS

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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ok cadillac for some reason has to be difficult about these things you actually have to take the whole tail light assembly out. . .here is what youre going to need:

1. socket wrench
2. number 10 socket (gm's nut of choice)
3. patience because it is easy to drop the nut be careful

ok so you have to open the trunk then take the plastic that holds the carpet down off. you do this by unscrewing the black screw on pegs (not sure what to call these things). after you do this pull the plastic thing hard because it is being held in place by some pegs other than the ones you have already removed. then remove all the side carpeting depending on which side youre changing. ok after this look directly behind the tail light assembly for 2-3 (i forget how many) bolt like pegs (my new favorite word) these are attached to the plastic tail light assembly. then take the nuts off of these pegs and then you should be able to tug the assembly off. then you do what the others say take out the socket and replace the bulb.

like i said cadillac makes **** hard to do. if you hate this wait til you have to take the whole bumper off to replace the headlight bulbs (might want to invest in some hid lights so you wont ever have to replace them)

good luck

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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ebay, guarantee your will find on there for 1/2 what a new one goes for

Posted on Mar 27, 2011

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2005 used an LED panel i don't think you can change just a bulb

Posted on Sep 12, 2011

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2005 STS LED TAILLIGHT, HAS TWO ROWS OF LEDS, ONLY ONE ROW OF LEDS ARE LIGHTING UP?


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How do I replace the Tail light bulb in my 2005 Cadillac STS


2005 used an LED panel i don't think you can change just a bulb

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I need a right tail light for a 2005 Cadillac STS. I don't want to buy a new tail light was hoping that I could find a used one or even a place were I can find a after market one.


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