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Most drivers think of the tail light lens as simply an accessory for their cars. Well, it's more than that. The lens is an indispensable part of the tail light assembly. The most important use of the lens is to protect the assembly's bulb. Bulbs are pretty fragile; exposure to the elements can easily cause them to burn out or even crack. With the lens securely fitted over the bulb, you're saved from the problems of smashed or short-circuited tail light bulbs. Aside from bulb protection, tail light lens also helps cut down the glare from your car's tail lights. That way, motorists behind your vehicle don't experience the negative effects of glare. So a damaged lens can cause more problems than you think. To be on the safe side, replace your vehicle's tail light lenses when necessary. Carparts has lenses for all makes and models.

• We offer plenty of custom lens designs for you to choose from.

• Our tail light lenses are more durable than stock lenses.

• Tail light lenses from us provide a perfect fit for easy installation.

Tail Light Lens Articles

  • The Better Tail Light Lens: Spyder or Replacement?

    Looking for a tail light lens is challenging because you have to ensure that it would fit correctly on your tail light assembly. Thoughts would also run on your mind thinking which one would be better: screwed or glued; plastic or glass? With the different brands in the market, you'll surely have a difficult time settling for one. But to narrow down your choices, Replacement and Spyder are two of the top-quality brands in the market that are often bought by consumers. It's up to you which one to choose.

    Product fit

    It's important that there are a lot of different products to choose from because different vehicles require certain kinds of tail light lenses. Since both Spyder and Replacement offer direct-fit lenses, you definitely have plenty of options when looking for an installation-friendly replacement.

    WINNER: Spyder and Replacement

    Price range

    Some consumers believe that the pricier the product, the better quality it has. However, some people would choose the more affordable brand because it's more pocket friendly even though they believe that they are sacrificing quality. But to be honest, price is really not the basis of the value of the product. With Replacement, you can get a tail light lens for as low as $16 and as high as $100. But, with Spyder, the tail light lenses are worth from $47 to $200.

    WINNER: Replacement


    Design is also a factor why consumers purchase a certain product. If you're the simple kind of guy, then the Spyder tail light is the one for you. But, if you're looking for multi-colored lenses, then Replacement is the one that you should consider.

    WINNER: Spyder and Replacement


    Warranty affects the decision of the buyers to get their hands on a certain brand. Replacement comes with a 1-year unlimited warranty, whereas Spyder comes with a 30-day limited warranty.

    WINNER: Replacement

    The verdict

    With the different categories, it's quite apparent that Replacement bagged everything. It's affordable, has different designs, and comes with a great warranty. But in reality, it's all up to you to choose a tail light lens that fits your lifestyle and your vehicle.

  • Techniques on How to Install the Tail Light Lens on Your Car

    If you start noticing that the tail lights don't shine as bright as before, and you just got new bulbs last weekend, then it could probably be due to a hazy or cracked lens. It's important for the tail light lens to be in good condition at all times; otherwise, it could damage the parts on the assembly. Once you notice that it's cracked or broken, don't think twice about getting a new one. Besides, this is much cheaper than getting a new tail light.

    Required skill level: Novice

    Needed tools and materials:

      Fastener removal tool (wrench or screwdriver)

      New tail light lens

    Inspecting the tail light lens

    Take a good look at the tail light to know what kind of tool to use to remove the old lens. You may need to use the wrench to take out fasteners or the screwdriver to pull out screws.

    Using the right removal tool

    Use the correct tool to take out the fasteners or screws that hold the tail light lens in place. Be sure not to lose the fasteners because you're going to need them later.

    Getting rid of the old tail light lens

    Slowly but surely, pull the lens from the assembly. Be careful when doing so because you wouldn't want to end up breaking the wires on the tail light.

    Disconnecting the wires

    Pull out the wires from the assembly. You'll have to take out the light socket by rotating it a quarter of a turn toward the left. Once you're done, you can place the old tail light lens aside.

    Installing the new tail light lens

    Grab the replacement tail light lens and hold it up near the tail light. You can now put the light socket back on, and twist it a quarter of a turn going to the right to secure it back in place. After you've done that, you can put the tail light on and line up the fastener holes. Get the old screws or fasteners that you set aside earlier and place them back on. Tighten them up, but be careful not to do it too much. And voila! You have a new tail light lens on in no time.