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Jeep Liberty Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the brake, turn signal & reverse bulbs in the tail light assemblies of a 2008-2012 Jeep Liberty SUV.

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Jeep Liberty Tail Light
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Open Lift Gate
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Remove 10mm Screw

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2nd generation 2008 to 2012 Jeep Liberty SUV in replacing a burnt out brake, rear turn signal or reverse light bulb in the tail light assemblies.

Owners of similar Jeep, Dodge or Chrysler vehicles such as the Cherokee, Compass, Patriot, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Grand Caravan, Nitro, Durango, Journey, and the Town & Country minivan may also find these instructions to be helpful.

Replacement tail light bulbs from Sylvania and other manufacturers are as follows with their part numbers: Brake (Stop) Lamp # 3157, Rear Turn Signal # 3757A (amber colored) and Reverse (Back Up) # 3157.

The tools needed to access the bulbs include a 10mm socket with ratcheting wrench and a T-20 Torx star bit screwdriver.

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Remove 2nd 10mm Screw
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2 10mm Screws Removed
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Pull Off Tail Light Assembly
The first two step are to open the cargo lift gate and move to the side of the vehicle with the burnt out tail light bulb or bulbs.

Remove the two screws on the side of the tail light assembly that were hidden by the lift gate using a 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench.

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Turn Over Tail Light Housing
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Remove T20 Torx Screw
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Remove 2nd Torx T-20 Screw
Gently pull the tail light assembly off the rear corner of the vehicle, turn it over and set it down on the bumper.

To protect the plastic tail light lens and painted bumper from being scratched, place a towel in between the two surfaces.

To access the three tail light bulbs, remove the two Torx T-20 star bit screws from the rear of the assembly.

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Pull Out Tail Light Bracket
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Pull Out Reverse Light Bulb
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Remove Turn Signal Bulb


 
Once the two T-20 screws have been removed, you can pull out the bracket that contains the three light bulbs.

To remove any of the bulbs from their sockets, just pull them straight out.

The brake light bulb is located at the top of the assembly, the amber colored turn signal bulb is located in the middle and the reverse light bulb is at the bottom of the tail light housing.

Their part numbers again are as follows: Brake # 3157, Rear Turn Signal # 3757A and Reverse # 3157.

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Re-Insert Bulbs & Bracket
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Insert T-20 Torx Screws
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Tighten Torx T20 Screws
Insert the three bulbs back into the housing and line up the 2 screw holes in the bracket with the the holes on the rear of the tail light assembly.

Insert the two Torx T-20 screws and tighten them with the screwdrivers to just past hand tight. Do not over tighten the screws to avoid cracking the plastic bulb bracket and tail light housing.

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Line Up Pegs & Holes
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Push Tail Light Housing On
Line up the pegs on the rear of the tail light housing with the holes in the rear corner of the vehicle and carefully push the assembly into place.
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Insert Two 10mm Screws
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Tighten 10mm Screws
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Test New Light Bulb(s)
Re-insert the two 10mm screws and tighten them with the socket and ratcheting wrench to just past hand tight.

Test the new tail light bulbs by having someone step on the brake pedal, turn on the hazard signals and place the transmission in reverse.

For more, check out my other Jeep Liberty Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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