Home Auto Repair 1994 Toyota Tercel Change Rear Turn Signal Bulb

1994 Toyota Tercel Change Rear Turn Signal Bulb


The Toyota Tercel is a subcompact car that in 1994 was released in three styles; a two-door coupe, a two-door hatchback and a four-door sedan. The rear turn signal on the 94 Tercel is sandwiched in between the brake lights and the back-up lights. There is no external access to the bulbs for any of the rear lights short of breaking the plastic light covers. In order to change the bulbs on the rear turn signal, you must go in through the trunk.

Tools Used: Tools, Flathead screwdriver, chisel or prying bar, Pliers, New bulb

Change Rear Turn Signal Bulb

Open the trunk of the 94 Toyota Tercel. All of the work will be done from within the trunk. Pull back the carpet inside the trunk. Move the carpet towards the rear of the trunk space. You can use a screwdriver or prying bar to help you lift up the initial section of carpet. Remove the bulb from its housing. The turn signal bulb is the second bulb from the outside of the car. Each bulb has a plastic wing-nut on the back of it.

If you can not unscrew it by hand, use pliers, but be careful not to snap the plastic. Pull the light bulb out of its wing-nut by grasping either side of it with your hand and pulling. Be careful not to grip too hard and bust the bulb. Insert the new bulb into the wing-nut and screw the wing-nut back into place. Replace the carpet and close the trunk.