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How much does Tail Light Lens Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet Express 2500 $348 $268.48 $79.99 7% $375.98
2005 Chevrolet Express 1500 $348 $268.48 $79.99 7% $375.98
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer $700 $579.98 $119.98 5% $741.23
2006 Porsche Cayenne $1317 $1237.48 $79.99 2% $1344.98

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Tail Light Lens Replacement Service

What is the tail light lens and how does it work?

A tail light lens is a plastic cover over one or more rear lights on your car. It both protects the bulbs and creates the necessary color, usually red or amber, depending on the purpose of the light. In most cars, the tail light lens is part of a larger, sealed tail light assembly. If any part of the assembly is damaged, the entire tail light assembly must be replaced as a unit. Older cars might have a separately replaceable lens. If so, the lens will be held on by screws and will include a gasket to create a weatherproof seal.

When to consider replacing a tail light lens:

  • Cracks or seal breakage. If the lens is cracked, it is ordinarily replaced. In some cases with no apparent physical damage to the lens or taillight assembly, breakage of the weather seal has caused the assembly to accumulate water or dirt inside, reducing the transmitted light. The lens or assembly is replaced unless the seal can be fixed and the interior of the housing cleaned.
  • Non-serviceable LED bulbs. Some cars have non-serviceable LED light bulbs. If the bulbs fail, the entire tail light lens and housing must be replaced.

How do mechanics replace the tail light lens?

  • In cases where the lens is separately serviceable, meaning it is held on by screws, the fasteners are removed and the lens is replaced.
  • In all other cases where the lens is an integral part of a larger tail light assembly, the entire assembly is removed and replaced as follows.
  • Open trunk or rear cargo area.
  • Remove interior garnish and all coverings preventing access to the taillight assembly fasteners.
  • Remove all fasteners.
  • Install new tail light assembly and, preferably, new long-life bulbs.
  • Test operation of all lights in the assembly: taillight, brake light, turn signal and reverse light.

Is it safe to drive with a tail light lens problem?

No. Short-term operation is generally safe, but it will depend on the extent of the damage. If the lens is completely gone, the resulting white light might confuse drivers behind you. For maximum safety, repair the problem as soon as possible. The necessary repairs are typically not costly.

When replacing a tail light lens keep in mind:

  • If the entire tail light assembly is replaced, it is best to install new bulbs and not re-use the old bulbs. Some assemblies will come with new bulbs already installed.
  • Exterior light assemblies and vehicle crash parts vary in quality. Broadly, when it comes to body parts, the choices are OEM-dealer supplied, aftermarket, or aftermarket certified by an organization such as CAPA (Certified Automotive Parts Association).
  • For older cars, there may not be an available new part. The mechanic will procure a used part for you from a used parts dealer.

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Nathaniel

8 years of experience
135 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Mazda 6 - Tail Light Lens Replacement (Driver Side) - Norfolk, Virginia
I’m very satisfied with the service provided by Nathaniel. He was knowledgeable and quick to make the repair on our vehicle. He was professional and very friendly.

Luis

16 years of experience
183 reviews
Luis
16 years of experience
Nissan Sentra - Tail Light Lens Replacement (Passenger Side) - Union City, New Jersey
Luis made everything super easy! He even contacted me to see if I wanted an earlier appointment which worked out great. I will definitely be using his services again. Thank you!

Patrick

9 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Tail Light Lens Replacement (Driver Side) - Chandler, Arizona
Provided excellent customer service and got the job done fast. Gave me all the estimates for next appointment. Very helpful.

Tung

14 years of experience
280 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Chevrolet Malibu - Tail Light Lens Replacement (Passenger Side) - Austell, Georgia
Very timely. We had some issues with parts initially but we got it resolved. Friendly and knowledgeable

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