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Toyota Camry Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the turn signal and reverse (back up) bulbs in the tail light assembly of a 2007 to 2011 Toyota Camry.

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Toyota Camry Tail Light
Rear Turn Signal
Carpet Bulb Access Flap
This automotive maintenance "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the XV40 6th generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011) Toyota Camry sedan in replacing the turn signal and reverse (back up) bulbs in the tail light assembly.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles such as the Corolla, Matrix, Yaris, Avalon, Venza, RAV4, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, Tacoma, Sienna, Aurion, Solara, IS 250, IS 350, ES 350, GS 350, LS 460, tC, xB, xD, and iQ may also find guide to be helpful.

Replacement bulbs with their respective part numbers are as follows: Rear Turn Signal # 7440 and Reverse # 921, (2007-2009 models only) Brake Light # 7443, and side marker # 194.

The brake, side marker and high mount third brake light of a 2010 or 2011 Camry are LED bulbs and should last the life of the car.

No tools are needed to replace the turn signal bulb.

A small flathead screwdriver is required to replace the reverse bulb.

Pull Access Panel Open
Rear Turn Signal Socket
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
To replace the rear turn signal light bulb of a 2010-2011 Toyota Camry, open the trunk and locate the grey carpet flap at the corner.

Pull the flap away from the rear of the vehicle to reveal the tan colored turn signal light bulb socket.

Remove Bulb & Socket
Pull Old Bulb Straight Out
Push In New # 7440 Bulb
Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise, pull the socket straight out of the tail light assembly and pull the old # 7440 bulb straight out of the socket.

Push in a new # 7440 bulb, insert the bulb and socket into the tail light and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

Replace Bulb & Socket
1/4 Turn Clockwise
Close Bulb Access Flap
For 2007-2009 Toyota Camry vehicles, pulling back the flap or removing fasteners from the trunk carpeting will reveal the sockets for the brake, rear turn signal and side marker light bulbs.

Turn the socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise, remove the socket from the tail light, pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new bulb.

Insert the bulb and socket back into the tail light and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Close the access flap or replace the trunk carpeting fasteners depending on your Camry's model year.


Reverse / Back Up Bulb
Trunk Carpet Fasteners
Pry Out Center of Pop Rivet
To replace the reverse or "back up" light bulb requires removing at least two of the black plastic trunk carpet fasteners with a small flathead screwdriver.

Use the blade of the flathead screwdriver to pop out the inner circle of the fastener and the pull out the entire pop rivet.

Black Plastic Fastener
Remove 2nd Fastener
Pull Back Trunk Carpet
Pull back the carpeting from the trunk door to reveal the grey plastic reverse light bulb socket.
Reverse Bulb Socket
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
Remove Socket & Bulb
Rotate the reverse light bulb socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise to unlock it and pull it straight out of the trunk.
Pull Old # 921 Bulb Out
Push In New Bulb
1/4 Turn Clockwise
Pull the old # 921 bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new bulb. Insert the bulb and socket back into the underside of the trunk lid and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

If you have a 2007, 2008 or 2009 Camry, the other bulb part numbers are Brake Light # 7443, and side marker # 194.

Push In Plastic Fasteners
Test Turn Signal Bulb
Test Reverse Light Bulb
Re-insert the plastic trunk carpet fasteners and close the trunk lid.

Test the new light bulbs by having someone step on the brakes, activate the hazard signals and put the car in reverse.

For more, check out my Toyota Camry Repair & Maintenance Guides page.

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