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Toyota Camry Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out rear turn signal or side marker light bulb in an 8th generation 2018 to 2022 Toyota Camry.

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2018 Camry Tail Lights
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Plastic Trim Cover
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Pry Off Plastic Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the XV70 eighth generation (2018, 2019 and probably also the 2020, 2021 & 2022 model years) Toyota Camry sedan in changing a burnt out rear turn signal or side marker bulb in the tail light housings.

Owners of other Toyota, Scion and Lexus vehicles such as the Avalon, Corolla, Prius, Yaris, Mirai, 86, Sienna, RAV4, Highlander, 4Runner, C-HR, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Hilux, RX 350, IS 250, IS 350, CT 200H, GS 450h, GX 470, LX 470, UX 200, NX 300 and UX 250h may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Rear Turn Signal # 7440A (or WY21W) and Rear Side Marker # 2825 (or W5W). (The brake lights are composed of LED bulbs that should last the life time of the vehicle.)

The tools needed to access and replace the tail light bulbs include a plastic pry bar tool and a 10mm socket with a 1/4" drive ratchet.



 

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Trim Cover Removed
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Two Bolts Exposed
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Loosen Counterclockwise
The first two steps are to open the trunk and then move to the side of the car with the burnt out tail light bulb.

Use the plastic pry bar tool to gently pull off the black plastic trim cover on the inner edge of the tail light housing.

Set the trim cover aside in a safe place.

Loosen the two black metal screws by turning them in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

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Loosen Second Bolt
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Two Screws Removed
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Slide Off Light Housing
Remove the two screws and set them aside in a safe place.

The tail light housing is still held in place to the rear corner of the vehicle by a metal peg inserted into a white plastic grommet and also a slot attached to the top of a white plastic pop rivet.

Firmly slide the tail light housing towards the rear of the car.

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Housing Removed
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Peg, Grommet, Pop Rivet
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Light Bulb Sockets
Pull the tail light housing off the rear corner of the vehicle.

Turn over the assembly to access the bulb sockets.

The larger bulb socket contains the rear turn signal light bulb and the smaller socket contains the rear side marker.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Side Marker Bulb Socket
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Rotate the rear turn side marker light bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Carefully pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.



 

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Push In New Light Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Rear Turn Signal Socket
Push a new number 2825 light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have a brighter rear side marker light, install a compatible replacement 2825 LED bulb.

Re-insert the bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

Rotate the larger grey plastic rear turn signal bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Push In New Light Bulb
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

If you have trouble removing a stuck or stubborn old bulb, try gently wiggling the bulb back and forth before pulling it straight out.

Push a new number 7440A light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have brighter rear turn signals, install some compatible replacement 7440A LED bulbs.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Line Up Fasteners
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Slide On Light Housing
Re-insert the bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

Line up the metal peg and slot on the back side of the light housing with their corresponding grommet hole and white plastic pop rivet button head.

Carefully slide the tail light housing back on to the rear corner of the vehicle.

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Replace Two Screws
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Tighten Screws Clockwise
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Tighten Second Screw
Replace the two screws by turning them in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet until they are snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the screws to prevent from cracking the plastic inner edge of the tail light housing.

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Line Up Trim Cover
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Snap On Trim Piece
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Test New Light Bulbs
Line up the black plastic trim cover with the inner edge of the tail light housing.

Gently pop the trim cover back into place.

To test the new tail light bulbs, activate the hazard signals and turn on the headlights to turn on the rear side marker lights.

Be sure to record the bulb change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, check out all of my 2018-2022 Toyota Camry DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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