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Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Technical Discussion' started by ctbering, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. ctbering

    ctbering Rambling Man

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    I am trying to find an inexpensive body person who can replace a rear light assembly.
    Apparently, Toyota requires the complete light assembly replaced even though the plastic cover is the only part damaged. I found a OEM part discounted...Now I could use a Chicago referral of someone to install it at a reasonable price.
     
  2. Rokeby

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    Replacing a tail light assembly is not at all difficult. You might give it
    the old college try before paying someone else to do it.

    While I can't find any Gen III specific instructions, here they are for the
    Gen II. I doubt that there are any significant differences.

    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-...423-2007-tail-light-removal-instructions.html

    I've replaced both of my Gen II assemblies. My only caution would be
    to ensure that the new assembly sits firmly against the body work. This
    is the only seal to keep water out of the interior. If the joint does leak,
    water collects in the spare tire well. Check after the first good hard
    rain. If you forget, you'll know you have a problem when you hear
    sloshing sounds from the rear. :eek:

    When you check the spare tire well for moisture, it's a good time to
    check the oft forgotten pressure in the spare. ;)
     
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    I just did mine. It was not a ome, but was a good fit. As I recall there were 3 maybe 4 fastners to screw in. A real easy swap.
     
  4. ctbering

    ctbering Rambling Man

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    Thanks so much...I will give it my best!