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How to replace the brake light on a 2003 honda pilot ?

There are two philips head screws that are only accessible after opening the rear tailgate lid. Remove the two screws which will allow the removal of the entire tail-light assembly. (Note that it might take some effort as there are two retaining lugs on the outer edge of the fixture which are press fitted but wiggle and pull and they will pop loose, just be careful.) The lights are identified tail and brake. A third turn to the left and the bulb housing can be removed. Simply pull the bulb from the plug and replace with like bulb bought at any auto parts store. NOTE : what ever you do .Do it carefully and slowly. Thanks.this will help.

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Access to rear tail light

didnt specify vehicle --generic answer --some vehicles open trunk and lights are visible --some need to remove cover to access --others open tailgate and remove screws and pull off unit

Sep 21, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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for passenger side:
1. unclip screw cover 'center flap' of inside door opener plastic cover, flap is 3/8"x 3/8" (center of plastic cover)
2. remove phillips screw now showing
3. push fabric panel (edge of door opener plastic cover-at hinged end of chrome handle) to allow uncliping of edge of plastic cover (top rt & lwr rt (for passenger side) of plastic cover)
4. open chrome inside door handle to allow plastic cover to be removed-slide plastic cover toward rear, free end of door to remove cover
5. remove switch panel-gently pry with wide non maring pry bar (cover wide blade screwdriver using cloth) do rear of sw panel 1st (don't pry front edge)
6. slide switch panel toward rear to allow removal
7. remove large phillips screw under sw panel
8. remove the 2 plastic covers near top, hinge edge -use plastic spoon handles to encourage caps to pop off. May also require small screwdriver approx 1/8" in to complete pop off
9. remove the 2 phillips screws w/ captive washers
10. remove 3 phillips/hex screws along the bottom inside of door panel
11. on outside/rear edge of panel push the 2 center pins of each in about 1/8"-this allows the clip to be pulled out w/ pin pushed in
12. remove plastic cover (REAR OF SIDE MIRROR)-pull window edge up and back.
13. lift rear of door panel (not hinge edge) up allow hinge edge to pivot around lower pin in door (hinge edge)
14. remove the 2 rt edge "L" brackets (gently pry center plastic pin out) (note the color and replace as removed)
15. slowly peel the clear plastc away from the non hinged end to expose the plastic panel with 3 phillips head screws
16. remove the 3 screws and panel for access to door handle.
17. using access area now available unlatch the rod attached to exterior door handle (unclip plastic to rotate clip up to allow rod to slide out-toward hinged edge)
18. using access area now available remove rod from ext door handle from inside door area
19. remove the 3 -10mm head bolts
20. remove the ext door handle (bottom edge out first)
reverse order to replace door handle

Mar 24, 2014 | 2003 Toyota Avalon

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my rear hatch door will not open, I am looking for a manual way to open the rear hatch? and a solution to this problem. also looking for a detailed manual for the fuse box.as I am wondering if the read door not opening might be a fuse, although all the other doors open and lock fine! please help

I think some of the Durangos have this as a regular fault. The only way to open the door is to gain access to the latch inside the door panel. You will need a cross head screw driver and a flat head screw driver. As well as a flashlight and some WD40.
Drop the rear seats and empty the trunk as you are going to have to sit in it to do this. Carefully remove the upper window trim. It is clipped in so it should pull free with a bit of patience and effort. This should reveal two cross head screws, one each side. Remove these. The lower trim panel should ease out far enough for you to see, using the flashlight, the release latch at the bottom of the door. The latch is connected to the handle by a rod so follow it down to find the latch. The trigger arm moves up and down.
Using the flat screw driver and using the handle connecting rod as a guide, push the latch trigger down. Applying light pressure to the tailgate might help it let go.
You may need to disconnect the rod at the top to get enough slack to move the latch release. I think it just hooks out with a small screw driver.
Once the tailgate is open you can then fully remove the lower trim to get better access for repairs.

Jan 26, 2018 | 2004 Dodge Durango

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how do you replace the rear tailight bulbs on a 2002 S-10 Blazer

open tailgate and on side will see retaining screws remove then remove assembly turn away from tailgate bulb access from back of assembly

May 06, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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how to replace right rear turn signal bulb. doesn't look like I can reach the bulb without removing the entire assembly. Looks like I need a tool that fits on a star head to remove it. Correct?

open the trunk lid and remove the screws. If they are star head screws, you'll need that typ of tool. The assmbly should easily be removed and you'll have access to the bulbs

Dec 17, 2009 | 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix

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