Camry 2008-2009

Exterior Lighting 2

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Tail Lights



Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    1. For vehicles with rear lower spoiler, perform the following:
    2.  
    3. Remove the 4 screws, 2 clips, 3 nuts and rear floor board.
    4.  

  2.  
  3. Put protective tape around the rear bumper assembly.
    NOTE
    Tape the screwdriver tip before use

  4.  
  5. Using a screwdriver, open the 2 rear bumper plates.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 6 screws and 2 clips.
  8.  
  9. Disengage the 12 claws and disconnect the rear bumper assembly.
  10.  
  11. Remove the rear bumper assembly.

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    Fig. Removing rear bumper assembly

  12.  
  13. Remove luggage compartment floor mat.
  14.  
  15. Remove spare wheel cover clamp.
  16.  
  17. Remove luggage compartment side tray assembly.
  18.  
  19. Remove no. 1 luggage compartment trim hook.

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    Fig. Removing luggage compartment door cover

  20.  
  21. Remove rear floor finish plate.
  22.  
  23. Remove the rear combination light assembly, as follows:
    1. Disconnect the connector.
    2.  
    3. Remove the 3 nuts.
    4.  
    5. Disengage the clip and remove the rear combination light assembly.

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      Fig. Identifying taillight components (1 of 2)



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      Fig. Identifying taillight components (2 of 2)

    6.  

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  

Assembly
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. For vehicles with rear lower spoiler, perform the following:
    1. Remove the 4 screws, 2 clips, 3 nuts and rear floor board.
    2.  
    3. Put protective tape around the rear bumper assembly.
      NOTE
      Tape the screwdriver tip before use

    4.  
    5. Using a screwdriver, open the 2 rear bumper plates.
    6.  
    7. Remove the 6 screws and 2 clips.
    8.  
    9. Disengage the 12 claws and disconnect the rear bumper assembly.
    10.  

  4.  
  5. Remove the rear bumper assembly.

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    Fig. Removing rear bumper assembly

  6.  
  7. Remove luggage compartment floor mat.
  8.  
  9. Remove spare wheel cover clamp.
  10.  
  11. Remove luggage compartment side tray assembly.
  12.  
  13. Remove no. 1 luggage compartment trim hook.

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    Fig. Removing luggage compartment door cover

  14.  
  15. Remove rear floor finish plate.
  16.  
  17. Remove the rear combination light assembly, as follows:
    1. Disconnect the connector.
    2.  
    3. Remove the 3 nuts.
    4.  
    5. Disengage the clip and remove the rear combination light assembly.

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      Fig. Identifying taillight components-2009 (1 of 2)



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      Fig. Identifying taillight components-2009 (2 of 2)



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      Fig. Identifying taillight components-2010 (1 of 2)



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      Fig. Identifying taillight components-2010 (2 of 2)

    6.  

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten the taillight assembly nuts to 32 inch lbs. (3.6 Nm).
  2.  

Bulb
Hybrid Models

Specific to:

Toyota Camry 2009-2010

  1. Remove the rear combination light gasket.
    NOTE
    Be sure to remove all the traces of the old gasket from the body.


    NOTE
    Do not reuse the removed gasket. Be sure to install a new rear combination light gasket to prevent water ingress.

  2.  
  3. Remove the rear turn signal light bulb.
    1. Turn the rear turn signal light bulb and rear combination light socket and wire sub-assembly in the direction indicated by the arrow shown, and remove them as a unit.

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      Fig. Removing the rear turn signal light bulb

    2.  
    3. Remove the rear turn signal light bulb from the rear combination light socket and wire sub-assembly.
    4.  

  4.  
  5. Remove the rear combination light socket and wire sub assembly.
    1. Disconnect the connector
    2.  
    3. Remove the 2 screws and rear combination light socket and wire sub assembly.

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      Fig. Removing the rear combination light socket and wire sub assembly

    4.  

  6.  
  7. Remove the rear bumper upper retainer.
    1. Disengage the claw and remove the rear bumper upper retainer.
    2.  

  8.  
  9. Remove the back-up light bulb.
    1. Turn the back-up light bulb and rear light socket and wire in the direction indicated by the arrow shown in the illustration and remove them as a unit.

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      Fig. Removing the back-up light bulb

    2.  
    3. Remove the back-up light bulb from the rear light socket and wire.
    4.  

  10.  
  11. Remove the rear light gasket.
    NOTE
    Be sure to remove all the traces of the old gasket from the body.


    NOTE
    Do not reuse the removed gasket. Be sure to install a new rear light body gasket to prevent water ingress.

  12.  

To install:

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Non-Hybrid Models

Specific to:

Toyota Camry 2009-2010

  1. Remove the taillight gasket.
    NOTE
    Be sure the remove all the traces of the old gasket from the body.


    NOTE
    Do not reuse the removed gasket. Be sure to install a new taillight gasket to prevent water ingress.

  2.  
  3. Remove the rear turn signal light bulb and rear combination light socket and wire sub assembly and remove them as a unit.

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    Fig. Removing the taillight and stop light bulb

  4.  
  5. Remove the backup light bulb.
    1. Turn the backup light bulb and rear light socket and wire and remove them as a unit.

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      Fig. Removing the backup bulb

    2.  

  6.  

To install:

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

 
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