How to Replace Tail Lights on a Lincoln
- 1). Assuming the car is off, and the keys are out of the ignition, make sure you have someplace safe, level and dry to work. Make sure you have ample lighting as well.
- 2). Lift the tailgate or raise the trunk, depending upon your model of Lincoln vehicle.
- 3). Locate the rear pillar, where your tail lights are located, and remove the screws holding the assembly in place. This should free up the assembly and allow you to pull it completely out from the pillar (wires will still be attached, but they usually offer slack). Keep the screws in a secure place and be sure not to misplace them.
- 4). Turn the tail light assembly over in a well-lit area and find the socket that houses the bulb on the back of the assembly. Turning the socket counter-clockwise and pulling back should remove the bulb.
- 5). Unplug the old bulb from the now-free socket and set it aside. Check the user manual for the Lincoln automobile for the proper bulb style and number to buy to replace the old one. Once you have a replacement bulb, slide it gently into the socket, making sure not to force it--it can break.
- 6). Taking the now-newly assembled bulb socket, place it back into the tail-light assembly in the same position you took it out of moments ago. Twist it clockwise until it fits snugly into its housing and isn't loose.
- 7). Replace the entire assembly back into the housing pillar. It should slide right in. Screw the tail-light assembly firmly back into place.