Parking lights are safety indicators that make cars more visible during night, foggy, and rainy situations. It is important to immediately repair a broken set because it can be a hazard to other drivers. Here is a general instruction guide on how to remove and install parking lights on your car.
Difficulty Level: Easy
- Wrench set
- Parking light assembly
Step 1: Park your car and turn of the ignition. Disconnect the battery wires.
Step 2: Locate the broken parking light. Depending on where the repair is, open the hood or the trunk to access the back of the assembly. Remove the holding screws and keep them in a safe place. They will be used later.
Step 3: Disconnect the bulb, socket and other wires linked to the parking light. Some assemblies would require you to first remove the bulb from the outside by taking the lens off, then unscrewing the bulb before completely removing the unit.
Step 4: Once all attachments are off, take off and discard the assembly from the car. Next, fit in the molding the new parking light.
Step 5: With a new unit, there is no need to take off the lens anymore because the bulb will directly fit into the socket. Connect assembly to the socket and wires. Secure it by returning all the screws removed earlier.
Step 6: Connect the battery (if removed) and test the lights to see if they work properly.
This quick repair will take around 15 minutes per assembly.
- Wiring can be very tricky for novices. For a visual guide, take a digital picture of the original wiring connections with the old assembly before taking it apart.