How to Change the Tail Light on a Corvette

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski
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The Chevrolet Corvette uses retro-styled taillights for C5 models (1997 to 2004) and C6 models (2005 to 2009). Rather than having a single taillight assembly, the Corvette has two separate lamps on each side. If you need to replace your brake light, replace the inner taillight; if you want to replace your turn signal, replace the outer taillight.

Step 1

Kneel down behind your taillight to find the mounting screw(s). Remove the screw(s) with a Phillips screwdriver. C5 models have two screws; one on each side. C6 models have one screw, located at the top portion of the taillight.

Step 2

Turn the taillight carefully and pull it out to access the bulb. Squeeze the side tabs and turn the socket counterclockwise to remove it.

Step 3

Detach the old bulb from the socket and insert the new bulb. Insert the socket back into the taillight; squeeze the side tabs and turn it clockwise.

Line up the taillight tabs (bottom and top on C5, sides on C6) and reinsert the taillight. Tighten the screw(s) to finish.

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