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The Plastic over the tail light is broken how do I replace it? Also where can I buy one?

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Best solution is go to junk yard to get a replacement or another option that often prefer is to replace both with news ones at $30 each. Specific instructions will come with the new lights.
There will be 3 or for bolts that hold the assembly inside the trunk just behind taillight,

here is the site with new lights to order.
http://www.partstrain.com/ShopByDepartment/Tail_Light/FORD/TAURUS

Posted on May 30, 2010

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I have not yet worked on a Pilot, but from experiance, a lot of tail lights are pulled from the inside and not the out. You may check to see if it comes out from the trunk and not straight off the back from the outside.

gabenevins, a lot of places are selling the entire assembly and not just the lens. I would continue looking until you find just the lens unless you want to buy the whole piece. I do not know what the cost difference is. Perhaps pjpc might be able to tell you where to get just the lens.

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SOURCE: replacing broken tail lights

shouldnt need take panels off just undo the slats take out the bulb circuit and in you go :)
think theres a couple bolts to undo but u can see once the bulb circuits out

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It will be one of the easiest replacements on the car. Inside the trunk, fold back the carpet and you should see fairly big wing nuts. Remove these and the whole assembly should come out. As you remove it, don't **** on the housing. The harness will have to be disconnected. The new lens can be installed reverse order.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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SOURCE: the red lens on my tail light is broken, how do i

Replacement parts like this are available ONLY from a Ford dealer or a junk yard. You may find one in good shape at your local junk yard but you'll have to hunt for it. Screws for it are inside trunk compartment. Pull carpeting away and you'll see them.

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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SOURCE: disassemble the plastic tail light lens to replace a bulb ES300

You don't have to take the lense apart to replace the bulb. Pull inner liner in the trunk back and your find where the light wiring is. Unscrew the light holder and replace the bulb.

Posted on Apr 01, 2010

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