Backup lights are crucial illumination devices because they help the driver alert other motorists of his or her intention to move in reverse. It is no secret that driving backwards isn't an easy task, and that's the reason why backup lights are so important. That being said, they need to be replaced right away when they're damaged. Once you've already bought your new backup lights, you can actually install them on your own as long as you use the right tools and follow the instructions that are stated below.
Difficulty level: Moderate
- Replacement backup lights
- Bolts and nuts
- Drill and drill bit
- Five-inch wire
- Self-taping screws
- Wire cutters
- Wire strippers
Step 1: Remove the side mounts using a screw driver and then pull the lens out.
Step 2: Replace the lens and then the side pieces.
Step 3: Put the bolt through a hole and place the plate over it. Then, screw it tightly until the light is already secured.
Step 4: Do step number three on the passenger side. Tip: You can adjust the angle alignment of the replacement backup light that you'd like to install.
Step 5: Using wire strippers, strip the coating off the wiring and connect it to the passenger side and driver side of the vehicle. This would create the connection that would activate both replacement backup lights.
Step 6: You can now test if your replacement backup lights are already working.
Installing backup lights to your vehicle shouldn't be an issue as long as you know the necessary steps and if you use the right tools. By installing backup lights on your own, you will be able to save money since you won't have to call a mechanic and pay for labor cost.