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Old 30 Jul 2014, 09:22 am
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Default How do I replace Tail light bulbs

Hey Guys quick question: How do I get inside the tail light to replace the brake bulb. From the back I assume I looked in the small access panel but only saw a rubber gromet for the wiring ? Thanks Big Howie
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Old 30 Jul 2014, 09:36 am
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Default Re: How do I replace Tail light bulbs

There's a torqx screw at bottom of tailight (you may get a phillips to work).
Take out screw and pull up from bottom - there are 2 spring clips on the sides - and pull the light out - bulbs are in push-n-twist sockets.
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Old 30 Jul 2014, 09:37 am
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Default Re: How do I replace Tail light bulbs

take the screw out in the bottom of the lens on the outside of the car. i believe it is a torx/flathead combo screw

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Old 30 Jul 2014, 04:31 pm
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Default Re: How do I replace Tail light bulbs

What they said be careful tho when you take the light out , NOT to break the clips around the top and sides of the lense
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Old 31 Jul 2014, 08:02 am
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Default Re: How do I replace Tail light bulbs

Also make sure you get the right bulb. Some look the same but are different enough to make it not work. Also check the socket and make sure it is good condition. Ask me how I know
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Old 01 Aug 2014, 12:01 pm
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Default Re: How do I replace Tail light bulbs

The taillamps have three steel spring clips on them that hold/steady them in the fender hole. They sometimes fall out of the slot in the housing or break the slot out when light is removed. Be careful.
The bulbs are installed like any other car in their sockets.

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Old 01 Aug 2014, 01:57 pm
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Default Re: How do I replace Tail light bulbs

It pays to have a few extra clips. they come in handy when one falls out and disappears into the void.


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