Replacing tail light assembly

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  1. Filmcarp

    Filmcarp Junior Member

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    Hello everyone,
    Our 2012 Prius v has a cracked tail light lens. I bought a new one, but I'm looking for instructions to swap it out. I only found one lead online, that said it was a very complex job. Has anyone done this?
    Thanks
     
  2. Air_Boss

    Air_Boss Senior Member

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    Check this very helpful video by a PC member:


    Be very careful with removal and replacement of the hold-down nuts.

    Gravity helps them find their way into places from which they cannot easily be recovered.
     
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  3. Filmcarp

    Filmcarp Junior Member

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    Thanks a bunch. I spotted those bolts right after I posted, and my first thought was not to drop one of those nuts.....
    I really loved those replacement tail lights. I wonder where he got them . I'll poke around for that. Thanks again, Dan
     
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    I have the same problem. Did you find it was just like the video when replace the light assembly.
     
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    Thank you. The video was very helpful. I used this to change the tail light for my 2013 Prius V - Trim 5. I did drop the top most hold down nut while fastening as I was not able to hold on to it but I'm hoping the new light will be secure with just 2 nuts.

    BROKEN LIGHT --->
    [​IMG]
    Ordered light from Amazon $105.96
     
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