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Since the bulb filaments are the weakest link, it is usually best to check that first.
You don't have to replace them or buy new ones, until after you check the power at the socket to verify it really is just the bulb.
Check the ground at the socket as well.
It not, then the next most common is the fuse.
Again it is best to use a test light instead of just looking at the fuse.
If all that is good, then the light switch would be next to check.
You would be using the test light to see if power was being sent to the prong the tail light attach to, on the switch, when power is turned off and on.
If there is power at the switch but not at the sockets, one then looks under the carpet for a disconnected or corroded connector, or a wire cut where it goes through a wall, etc.

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Hello,
I changed the tail lights of my wife's suburban which is the same as yours some few weeks ago,here is how i did it myself,although i'm a mechanic but its not technical;

STEP1. Two screws inside the tail gate jam.
STEP 2. Pry with fingers or something that won't scratch the paint the tail light out (Forward). try not to break anything

STEP 3. Good thing is the bulbs are interchangeable an they have multiple filaments in them. I was able to swap mine around for some bulbs with unused filaments.

STEP 4 Check all lights after replacement of course. Don't want to make your brake lights work and then your turn signal not work.
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It is the tail light housing thats at fault. You need to take the tail light off and pull the bulb socket out. In the hole you should see the metal contact ring the socket seats against. With a screwdriver carefully bend the metal ring out from the housing a little bit and then use a good amount of bulb or dielectric grease when reinstalling the bulb socket. This should fix your problem.

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Hello,

Follow this steps below,

Tools:
  • 8 mm Socket with Extention
  • Flat-Head Screw Driver
  • Piece of Cloth
Step 1:
Open the Tail Gate and you will see two tabs on the inner side of the tail light.
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Step 2:
Using a Flat Head screw driver, pry open the two tabs. This will expose the 8mm bolts that are holding the tail light.
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Step 3:
Using a 8mm socket unbolt the two. Using a flat head screw driver, pry the tail light out. Make sure you use a piece of cloth so you do not damage the paint on the side.
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Step 4:
If you are using this process to change light bulbs, then you can just go ahead and swap the bulbs. Otherwise you can just take the tail light out by removing the harness.

Take care.

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Tail light replacement is not as hard as it seems.
Tools needed:flat head screwdriver and a deep 5/32 socket(a pair of pliers will work).
Step 1: open trunk and pull back truck liner at tail light.There is a small button clip on liner.Use screwdriver to pop up the center of button clip,pull clip out of hole.
Step 2:You will see a black wire attached to the body of car with 2 white clips.Use screwdriver to pop clips off of studs.
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Lift trunk lid and pull away carpet covering the tail light. Retain plastic pins that hold carpet in place. Be prepared to have your knuckles scraped by the carpet as you work.
On the 1999 Camry, this was NOT a tool-less fix. You could reach in, turn the tail light socket a quarter turn and them remove it without tools. You then simply pulled the bulb straight out (it was bulb size 904 on my 1999) and plug the new bulb straight in.
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Step 4: You can now loosen the tail light cover and pull it out enough to allow you to safely insert the bulb/socket assembly. Gently turn it until you can insert the socket, and then give it a quarter turn to lock it in place.
Step 5: Push tail light cover back into place making sure the two interior bolts are in place.
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  2. Using a 10mm socket, remove the two bolts that you see which secure the tail light housing.
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