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Taillights for Chrysler 300

The taillights for the Chrysler 300 lend tremendously to the overall sophisticated look of the car. From visual appeal to safety purposes, it is important to ensure that these automobile components are always in good repair.

How do you remove Chrysler 300 taillights?

Removing and replacing the taillights on a Chrysler 300 is an easy task to tackle. With the removal of a few wing nuts and some guidance, these taillight housings will slide out without any issues. Here are steps to take before putting in a replacement taillight.

  1. Remove the three wing nuts holding the taillight assembly in place.
  2. Slide the red plastic electrical connector located on top of the housing to the side to disconnect it.
  3. Disconnect the housing wiring harness from the taillight housing. Gently pull the housing out.
  4. If you are removing the bulb retainers, turn the retainers slightly and your taillight housing will be freed.
Do rear taillights stay on when the vehicle is off?

There are two typical reasons for the taillights on a Chrysler 300 to stay illuminated even when the vehicle has been powered off. This could be signaling that the switch that supplies the power to the taillight has been fused shut. It could also be a sign that there is a faulty wiring issue to the circuit that controls the light.

Why does moisture build up in the taillight?

Moisture buildup in Chrysler taillights can cause electrical components within the light housing to corrode or become faulty. This moisture can get into the taillight housing due to the rubber seals around the bulb housing becoming brittle due to age or wear. This is also a common occurrence when there is a crack in the taillight housing itself. You can correct the problem easily.

  • Replace the rubberized seals around the bulb housing.
  • Apply a rubberized tap such as one made from Teflon around the out lip of the light bulb socket hole.
  • Replace the taillight housing.
What options exist for smoked-out taillights?

Having smoked-out taillights on an automobile is solely for cosmetic gain. If you wish to gain this look for your car, you can go about doing it in three different manners:

  • Special spray paint is shot over the entire taillight housing to darken the illumination when lit. You can control the amount of tint that is achieved by the color and layers applied to the taillight housing.
  • A vinyl coating is made to stick onto the light housing to change the color and amount of illumination that passes through. This vinyl can crack and peel due to sunlight exposure and age.
  • There are taillight housings that are manufactured with a darker coloring. These housings can be installed in place of the OEM or standard taillight housings already installed on the Chrysler 300.