Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Signal, Marker and Interior Lamps

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Cornering lamps are screwed into the headlamp trim bezel on the side of the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 2 Once the cornering lamp lens is removed, twist the socket assembly 1/4 turn counterclockwise, then separate it from the lens



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Fig. Fig. 3 Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Inspect the bulb, and replace if necessary



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Fig. Fig. 4 If replacing a license plate lamp bulb, unscrew the lens ...



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Fig. Fig. 5 ... then pull the assembly out



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Fig. Fig. 6 If the license plate lamp bulb needs replacement, gently depress and turn slightly, then pull it out of the socket



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Fig. Fig. 7 Turn signal bulbs can be replaced by removing the lens mounting screws



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Fig. Fig. 8 Remove the turn signal lens, then ...



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Fig. Fig. 9 ... gently depress and turn the bulb slightly counterclockwise, then pull it out



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Fig. Fig. 10 Tail lamps on the Van models are replaced by removing the inner metal panel on the interior of the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 11 The metal panel covers all of the tail lamp wiring and houses the lamp assembly-Van



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Fig. Fig. 12 To replace a tail lamp bulb, twist the socket assembly counterclockwise, and remove it from the housing ...



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Fig. Fig. 13 ... then gently depress the bulb and twist 1/8 turn counterclockwise before pulling it out



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Fig. Fig. 14 From the exterior with the liftgate open, remove the tail lamp retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 15 Pull the tail lamp assembly off the rear body panel ...



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Fig. Fig. 16 ... and unplug the harness attached to the lamp-Van



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Fig. Fig. 17 When replacing the interior map light bulb on some models, unsnap the lens from the rear view mirror



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Fig. Fig. 18 With your fingers, gently spread the sockets clips and pull the bulb out

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 and the larger interior ones 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 the rear lamps, front marker lamps and some front turn signals, the socket and bulb is removed from the lens with a counter-clockwise turn.

Smaller interior lenses usually fit in place with plastic clips and must be pried or popped out of place. A small, flat, plastic tool is ideal for this job; if other tools are used, care must be taken not to break the lens or the clip.

The bulbs used on Toyotas are all US standard 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.

 
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