Toyota Cressida/Corona/Crown/MarkII 1970-1982 Repair Guide

Signal and Marker Lights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front Turn Signal, Parking and Marker Lights


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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of a common front turn signal assembly



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Fig. Fig. 2 Exploded view of a common front marker signal assembly



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Fig. Fig. 3 To remove the lens on a side marker light, remove the mounting screws



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Fig. Fig. 4 Then pull out the bulb and replace if it is burnt out



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Fig. Fig. 5 Remove the clearance lens screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 6 ... and lift the lens off



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Fig. Fig. 7 Twist the bulb and replace if necessary

The lens is removed to allow access to the bulb. External lenses usually have a rubber gasket around them to keep dust and water out of the housing; the gasket must be present and in good condition at reinstallation. Exterior lenses are held by one or more screws which must be removed. Once the lens is removed from the body, the bulb is removed from the socket and replaced. For some front marker lamps and front turn signals, the socket and bulb is removed from the lens with a counterclockwise turn.

The bulbs used on Toyotas are all US stardard and may be purchased at any auto store or dealer. Because of the variety of lamps used on any vehicle, take the old one with you when shopping for the replacement.

On some models the lens can be replaced separately. On others, you have to replace the lens with the plastic backing attached.

Rear Turn Signal, Brake and Parking Lights


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Fig. Fig. 8 Exploded view of the rear tail lamp-1981-82 Cressida sedan



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Fig. Fig. 9 Exploded view of the rear tail lamp-1981-82 Cressida wagon



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Fig. Fig. 10 On some rear tail lamp assemblies, remove the trim panel to access the lamps



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Fig. Fig. 11 Separate the trim panel from the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 12 Remove the screws retaining the socket assembly



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Fig. Fig. 13 Pull the socket assembly away from the lamp lens



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Fig. Fig. 14 To replace a bulb, twist and pull it out of the socket



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Fig. Fig. 15 To remove the lens, pull the assembly off the body panel

Most rear lenses are fastened in place from inside the luggage compartment. A stud is attached to the lens and passes through the sheet metal at the rear of the body. Remove the attaching nuts from inside the luggage compartment and pull the lens off. a few small lenses may be attached with screws that are accessible from the rear. To remove these, the outer chrome trim may need to be removed. Then simply remove the screws and remove the lens.

Once the lens is removed, the bulb can be replaced simply by depressing it, turning it counterclockwise, and removing it. Install in reverse order.

License Plate Lights


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Fig. Fig. 16 View of the rear license plate lamp mounting-Cressida wagon



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Fig. Fig. 17 From inside the trunk, remove the nuts retaining the license plate lamp assembly



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Fig. Fig. 18 From the outside, pull the assembly away from the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 19 To replace the bulb, unscrew the rear portion of the lamp



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Fig. Fig. 20 Pull the back of the lamp from the lens



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Fig. Fig. 21 Twist and remove the bulb from the socket

  1. Remove the lamp attaching bolts or screws.
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  3. Remove the lamp socket then remove the bulb.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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