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Old 27 Jul 2010, 07:18 pm
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I have a brake light out and I cant get my left tail light out. I unscrewed the bolt from the outside but it didn't come all the way out. It went a few turns and won't twist either direction now! It won't tighten, wont loosen. It does move the light assembly a little bit when i twist really hard but nothing else. Please help!
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Old 27 Jul 2010, 08:42 pm
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I have a brake light out and I cant get my left tail light out. I unscrewed the bolt from the outside but it didn't come all the way out. It went a few turns and won't twist either direction now! It won't tighten, wont loosen. It does move the light assembly a little bit when i twist really hard but nothing else. Please help!
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Default Re: cant get my tail light off '01!

Well finally decided i'd give it another go. Something broke now it just spins but wont come all the way out. How do i get at it from the inside? I took all those screws out and it feels like its going to break something but no clips or anything come out/loose. Help PLEASE! I'm trying to sell it so i need to get this done.
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Old 01 Sep 2010, 06:46 pm
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if you have tiny hand you can get behind the tail lights by passing your hand under the left side of the bumper and goind up into a small hole, you will probably need to go under the car with a flashlight to find it... and hope its and easy one because there will not be alot of room to move and you won't see what you're doing
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Default Re: cant get my tail light off '01!

there's no way to get the inside pannel off?
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there's no way to get the inside pannel off?

NO. Did you try sliding the whole light up and out. There's two clips, one on either side holding the sides of the light in. Try sliding the light up or to the sides where one or both of the clips will let go and let you get it out enough to work on the stuck bolt.
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Default Re: cant get my tail light off '01!

That's how i broke it pushed the light up and unscrewed it and pushed too hard.
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That's how i broke it pushed the light up and unscrewed it and pushed too hard.
Yep, your supposed to unscrew the bold first, then push it up and out.

The bolt/screw is only held in by a small clip with a hole in the middle where the bolt screws into. If you can get hold of the head of the bolt with a locking pliers, start unscrewing and pulling on it at the same time.
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I can't get ahold of it well enough.
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Well, I'm out of suggestions except to get the biggest screwdriver that will fit the bolt and turn it for all your worth. Good luck.
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