1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 Passenger Rear Tail Light

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1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 Passenger Rear Tail Light

Post by bd4girl » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:44 pm

I'm in need of a passenger rear tail light for my near perfect Toyota Tercel SR5 wagon. I was backed into while parked at the local grocery store parking lot. The lift gate is damaged in the middle of the right side only and the the only damage to the tail light is a hole in the bottom half...the red part. The bulb isn't broken, the light still works. Do I need to get a whole new tail light or can just the lens be exchanged. I'm told that I need a whole new light by the auto body shops I've been going to for estimates. It looks like the lens is embodied in the light and can't be removed. If I need a new tail light, does anyone on the forum have one? I live in the Carson City/Reno, Nevada area.

This forum came through for me in sending an ashtray to replace the one that mysteriously was misplaced so now my dash looks complete again for which I am so grateful. Now I have to figure out what to do about the tail light. Thank you in advance.

Carol

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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 Passenger Rear Tail Light

Post by larry mcgrath » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:05 pm

the tail light is a assembly and doesent come apart, someone on the forum should have one.Check the local Pick-n Pull for some tercels Larry

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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 Passenger Rear Tail Light

Post by bd4girl » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:19 pm

Hmmm...what a bummer. Well, now I know. Our local Pick-n Pull does have one but it's cracked. Thanks for your encouragement...I'm sure there's one out there somewhere.

Carol

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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 Passenger Rear Tail Light

Post by dlb » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:32 pm

carol, forum member gottolovem is in reno and has some parts. he may be able to help you out. look him up and send him a PM.

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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 Passenger Rear Tail Light

Post by rer233 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:54 pm

How many do you need? Almost never see broken taillights on t4's (must have been a truck that backed in to you??)
Needless to say , i've got 'em in stock.

PS- yeah, you need the whole assembly.
if it aint there, there's a good chance it won't break!
83 SR5 Silver/Blue (Snowmobile/work beater)-totaled but drivable
85 SR5 Blue
88 SR5 White (the 'good' one)-not anymore-totaled
87 fwd silver wagon a/t
87 4wd dx Cream (a/t- not anymore- now m/t)

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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 Passenger Rear Tail Light

Post by bd4girl » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:51 pm

O.K...will do. Wish me luck.

Carol

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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 Passenger Rear Tail Light

Post by bd4girl » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:02 pm

Hi again, rer233. You came to my rescue with an ashtray...remember? I'm still elated to have it. As for what backed into me! How about a HUMMER! It's a miracle that the whole backend didn't get creamed. The middle portion of the right side of the lift gate below the window got crushed in and a large hole broke through the bottom half of the tail light...just the red part. I just need the passenger right side tail light. Do you have one in good shape?

Carol

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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 Passenger Rear Tail Light

Post by rer233 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:55 am

Carol- Sure i remember you! As for the taillight. i've got one in good condition- how's $10 plus the ride sound? Didn't think a "normal" car

could bust a terc wagon taillight without totalling the car!

Let me know, Rich.
if it aint there, there's a good chance it won't break!
83 SR5 Silver/Blue (Snowmobile/work beater)-totaled but drivable
85 SR5 Blue
88 SR5 White (the 'good' one)-not anymore-totaled
87 fwd silver wagon a/t
87 4wd dx Cream (a/t- not anymore- now m/t)

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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 Passenger Rear Tail Light

Post by rer233 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:17 pm

pm sent.
if it aint there, there's a good chance it won't break!
83 SR5 Silver/Blue (Snowmobile/work beater)-totaled but drivable
85 SR5 Blue
88 SR5 White (the 'good' one)-not anymore-totaled
87 fwd silver wagon a/t
87 4wd dx Cream (a/t- not anymore- now m/t)

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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 Passenger Rear Tail Light

Post by Donovin.fogg » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:05 am

rer233 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:54 pm
How many do you need? Almost never see broken taillights on t4's (must have been a truck that backed in to you??)
Needless to say , i've got 'em in stock.

PS- yeah, you need the whole assembly.
Rer233. Hi I'm new to the forum and to the tercel owners club. But I am also looking for a driver's side taillight assembly. if you have any leads I would be ever so happy.
1983 Tercel T4WD sr5 6speed "white and rust" 308,000

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