This price range does not include taxes, fees or the particular make and/or model. It is based only on national averages. Other maintenance or repairs, such as replacement of tail lights, may be necessary. To get a more precise estimate, please provide details about your make, model and location.
The cost to replace an assembly will vary depending on which vehicle it is. The cost of a mechanic’s repair will vary depending on the person you choose, but they will charge less than a dealer to fix your tail light.
Taillight Cover Price
The protective shield that protects the bulbs and the surrounding environment is called the taillight cover. This protects your lights from damage by allowing you to ride safely, but it can also be damaged easily by low-collision impacts.
Tail Light Lens Cost
Sometimes, this term is used interchangeably with taillight cover. It depends on the shop whether they differentiate between the tail light cover and the smaller rectangular or circular pieces that are inside.
The average cost of tail light cover replacement is $50-$300 depending on whether you go to a mechanic or DIY.
The Mechanic’s Cost:
Labor: $75 to $180
Parts from $50 to $120
It takes only about an hour to replace your tail light covers. This service is not necessary as most covers are designed to last the lifetime of your vehicle. You will only need to replace the tail light cover if it is damaged by UV damage, an accident, or other harsh chemicals.
Cost of DIY
Difficulty level: Beginner
Parts Required: Taillight assembly
This repair can be done on your own if you want to save money. This repair is simple enough to be done by anyone with no prior experience. Apart from the new taillight assembly that you are looking to install, you only need a screwdriver and a wrench.
This may sound silly, but it is worth asking before we move on to the main content of our guide about tail light repair cost. They’re, well… Lights. Particularly, tail lights let other drivers know you’re ahead.
We checked the prices of the Toyota Matrix’s taillight assembly in the top photo to show the difference. A Toyota OEM part (rear combination lamp) costs $178. A few parts were available on eBay for as low as $40-60. Amazon lists a new aftermarket part for $57-$85. All prices don’t include delivery.