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Proper maintenance of your car's lighting system can make a great difference on your safety on the road. A well-functioning tail light assembly can make a huge difference on whether a tailing vehicle will hit your car or not. This particular assembly serves as your primary communication device with trailing vehicles. Through the light signals, you can tell them if you're going to make a turn, slow down, or come to a stop. This allows trailing vehicles to make the necessary adjustments to avoid accidents. Tail lights can prevent bumper to bumper collisions, which can lead to auto damage and serious physical injuries. These lighting components also illuminate the rear surroundings of the vehicle, making it a vital component for nighttime driving. The assembly consists of three lights: the turn signals, the brake lights, and the reverse lights. All these have to be maintained to ensure the assembly's top performance. A defective tail light assembly needs to be replaced as soon possible to maintain road safety. Installing the assembly is quite easy. Since most components come with installation manuals, experienced do-it-yourself mechanics should have no trouble at all setting up this assembly. You can get premium-quality tail light assemblies here at Auto Parts Warehouse. Our tail light selections are made from topnotch materials, so you can be sure they will serve you well for a long time. Place your orders now and avail of our big discounts!

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Buying a New Tail Light Assembly: Things to Consider

Sometimes, all it takes is a working tail light assembly to avoid bumper-to-bumper collision. With tail lights on, trailing vehicles can keep a safe distance from your vehicle. Other motorists on the road will know if your car is slowing down, coming to a stop, or going left or right. No need to second-guess. The brake lights, turn signals, and reverse lights in the assembly will tell them all they need to know so they can figure out what their next move will be. Being rear-ended can be avoided. If your tail lights are defective, don’t think twice about replacing them. To help you out, here are some factors to consider when buying a new tail light:

Type of light used

The tail light may use different types of lighting, from LED to halogen and xenon lights.

Halogen. Halogen bulbs are commonly used in vehicle lights. These bulbs use a filament. The addition of halogen gas in incandescent bulbs has helped extend the life of these bulbs. They burn at higher temperatures and can emit a brighter light.

Xenon. These lights are used in HID (high-intensity discharge) lighting kits. They emit strong lights, and the bulbs can reach full intensity in a shorter amount of time. Instead of a filament, electric arcs are used here. The bulbs can withstand pressure and heat since they’re made of fused quartz.

LED. LED lighting is commonly found in newer vehicles. The tail light assembly may be designed with tiny LED bulbs, which emit bright lights. The good thing about LED lights is that they’re energy efficient. They last long and come in interesting tail light designs.

Stock replacement vs. aftermarket tail light assembly

A faulty tail light can be replaced with an exact same unit. You can get a new tail light with the same bulbs, lenses, components, and design. But if you want something different, perhaps a new look or more lighting intensity, you can always switch to an aftermarket assembly. There’s a wide variety of style for you to choose from, from Altezza/Euro tail lights to LED tail light kits. Other than these, you can also get tail lights with carbon fiber interiors, black lenses, or a smoked housing. Others have flames on them; some are slotted. Popular designs also include the bowtie, ram head, circles, cut-outs, and other styles. Instead of traditional bulbs, some lighting kits use LED and other lamps that provide greater lighting intensity or performance.

Choose a tail light assembly that best matches the specs of the vehicle, your style preference, and lighting needs. This should have an OE-comparable quality or something better. Look for a compatible match for your vehicle.

Repair Guides

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How to Install a New Tail Light Assembly

There’s no good reason for you to hold on to a defective tail light assembly. You’ll only risk getting rear-ended or being in a vehicular accident if you insist on driving with damaged tail lights. When the lens is already cracked or faded, when the interior housing is misaligned or smashed, or when leak, rust, or short circuit has ruined the lighting, you should be in the market for a new set. Installing the new tail light kit shouldn’t be a big problem at all since this requires just simple hand tools—a socket wrench, screwdriver, or for some tail light kits, a trim panel removal tool. Here are the steps to installing the new tail lights:

Note: This step-by-step guide doesn’t cover tail light installation for all makes and models. You’ll have to consult your vehicle manual for further details.

Difficulty level: Easy

Things you’ll need:

  • Trim panel removal tool, socket wrench, or screwdriver (depending on the fasteners used in the assembly)
  • Tail light assembly that matches your vehicle’s specs

Step 1: Remove the old tail light. First thing you have to do is undo the mounting screws on the outside, if there’s any. You’ll have to open the trunk or any rear door or opening on the vehicle to access the back of the tail light. The wiring harness must be disengaged from the assembly through its back. Once the wiring harness is out, you can now undo the mounting screws or nuts, whatever fastener is used. With no more screws or nuts holding it in place, you can push out the assembly from behind.

Step 2: Check if the tail light assembly you just removed is the same as the new one. See if they have the same components, design, and fasteners to ensure proper fitting.

Step 3: Fix the new assembly into the tail light pocket. Once it’s fitted into place, secure it with the screws or nuts. Tighten them properly. You can now plug in the wiring harness that you removed earlier.

Step 4: Test the new assembly. Switch on the tail lights to see if they work. If not, then some adjustments should be done to the newly installed tail light kit.

Step 5: Put back any cover, trim, or component that was removed to access the tail light assembly.

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