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How do you change out the taillight assembly on a 1997 dodge dakota

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When you fold down the tail gate look at the inside edge there should be two screw for each light. once the screw are removed i think the light should pull straight out

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Open tailgate and look for screws on inside of bed upright where taillight is touching

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  • 3 Remove the two screws at the top of the taillight assembly with a Phillips screwdriver. Set both screws together, to the side of your work area.
  • 4 Grasp the taillight assembly horizontally on the left and right. Slowly pull the assembly toward you and away from the truck's frame. Use care while you're pulling the taillight assembly as there will still be wiring connected to it. Once the assembly is away from the frame lay it down on the bumper.
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    The assembly will swing out and drop if you don't hold it up...hold it firmly and observe how the front part of it is held in by the plastic guide.
    The bulb is easy to pull and replace. I avoid touching any bulb with your fingers to avoid leaving oil deposits. I would have a friend test the brakes and the signal (with the ignition on), after the bulb is installed, but before you replace the assembly.
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