Introduction: Replacing a Mazda 6 Tail Light (on Car Body)
Sometimes, you back up towards a wall a bit too fast, and you hear a crunching sound. This is a *bad* sound; the kind that makes you grit your teeth a bit and hunch your shoulders.
In this case, the crunching sound was cover of my left tail light cracking. Unfortunately, it seems that upon investigation, not only does Mazda not sell the cover of the tail light (It only comes in one piece) it is also nearly 200 dollars.
At least it was easy to replace.
Step 1: Open the Trunk and Remove the Bed Cover
Open the trunk. There will be a felt-ish cover over everything. Pull it back to reveal the bolts for the tail light assembly.
Step 2: Remove the Nuts
There are only two nuts (hehehe. he said nuts.) holding the tail light on. (I told you it was easy.) Unscrew them.
Step 3: Unplug and Replace
There's are two electrical plugs. Unplug them.
Step 4: Reverse Steps
Take old tail light assembly, and do something with it. Plug in the new one, slot back into place, rebolt, and cover.
When you're done. You'll have a shiny new tail light.