The 2003 Toyota Camry uses different tail light bulbs depending on the trim level and model configuration. Generally, the tail light bulb size for the 2003 Toyota Camry is 7443, also known as a dual filament bulb. This bulb type is commonly used for brake lights and rear turn signals.
The 7443 bulb has two filaments inside it—one for the tail lights and one for the brake lights/turn signals. The tail light filament emits a dimmer light than the brighter filament used for the brake lights and turn signals.
To replace the tail light bulb on a 2003 Toyota Camry, you will need to follow these steps:
- Open the vehicle trunk and locate the access panel behind the tail light assembly. This panel is typically found on the inner side of the trunk wall, directly behind the tail light.
- Remove any screws or clips securing the access panel in place. You may need a screwdriver or a panel removal tool for this step.
- Once the access panel is removed, you can see the back of the tail light assembly. Locate the bulb socket connected to the tail light you want to replace.
- Twist the bulb socket counterclockwise to unlock it from the tail light assembly. Gently pull the socket out, along with the bulb attached to it.
- Disconnect the old bulb from the socket by pulling it straight out. Be careful not to twist or force the bulb, as it may break inside the socket.
- Take the new 7443 tail light bulb and align it with the socket. Push the bulb firmly into the socket until it is securely in place.
- Insert the bulb socket back into the tail light assembly and twist it clockwise to lock it into position.
- Test the new bulb by turning on the headlights and activating the tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals. Make sure the bulb is functioning correctly before reassembling the access panel.
- Once you have confirmed that the new bulb is working, reattach the access panel to the trunk wall using the screws or clips you removed earlier.
You can replace the tail light bulb on your 2003 Toyota Camry by following these steps. However, please remember that specific trim levels and model variations may have slight differences in the tail light assembly or bulb size, so it’s always a good idea to consult the vehicle’s owner manual for accurate information tailored to your specific Camry model.
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