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Old 10-03-2006, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How do i replace rear side marker light for a '03 4Runner?

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I need to replace my rear side marker light because my wife backed into a fire hydrant and busted it out. I have a 2003 4Runner ltd. I have found the light online, I just don't know how to install it. Is there any electrical hook up for it? Can anyone help me out? Thanks!
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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rear side marker light? Are you talking about the tail light itself? If so, there are 2 10mm nuts holding it in place from the inside of the side panels. There are 2 pop out squares (looks like 3" x 4" rectangle) that you can pop using a flathead located at the back of the inside cabin. Inside the panel you'll find the 2 nuts that needs to be popped out.

If this is not the piece then please take a picture of what light you are referencing and we'll gladly help you out.

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Thanks for the info. I am posting a picture of what i am talking about. one picture is the busted light and the other one is the good one. I noticed that there are only electrical wires running to the tail lights and not the rear side marker lights... is this correct? Thanks!
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arent they just reflectors?
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That is what i thought, but I wanted to double check.
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That is what i thought, but I wanted to double check.
Yeah, in the USA market they aren't used. I wish they were, but they aren't.
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those are indeed just reflectors. You can easily replace them by just going under the bumper and reaching to it. I believe it is attached by 2 10mm bolts (I can't recall). Should be a relatively easy fix.
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Sounds easy enough! Thanks for all your help!
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arent they just reflectors?
They are just reflectors, but they can be easily made into running/turn/brake lights: http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...ght=bumper+mod

I've got them as running/brake lights on my truck and it looks awesome. Anything to make my truck a little more visible while commuting through the DC Metro area is a good thing and it doesn't cost much (less than $25)

BTW, I think it is just 1 10mm nut holding the housing in place. Get under the bumper and you'll see it.
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