Remove / Install Tail Lights (’97-’00 coupes)

Author: Jonathan Swain (aka "PurdueGuy")

Relevant Models

1997-2000 SC1
1997-2000 SC2


  • T-15 Torx screwdriver or socket
  • (optional): Flathead screwdriver or other prying device, and a rag


Step 1

Open the trunk.

Step 2

Remove the 2 torx screws. Normal thread (counter-clockwise to loosen)

Step 3

Slide the assembly straight back. The front end of the assembly is just held in place with a bracket that it slides into, so pulling straight back will detach the whole assembly, aside from the wires still connected. You can probably get the assembly out with your hands, but it can be difficult to get a good grip on the light to pull it out.  If you can’t get it out, use a flathead screwdriver or other prying device with a rag over the end (to prevent scratching) and gently pop it loose.

Step 4

Unhook the wiring harness. Use your fingers or thumb to lift up on the tab (circled) and pull the harness out.

Removing Bulbs

Twist the bulb socket counter-clockwise to release, clockwise to lock back into place.


Installation is reverse of removal. Make sure to line up the slide bracket.

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