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How to Fix the Tail Light on a Ford Focus?

1)tail light located behind the panel in the trunk. 2)remove the two screws holding the panel in place. 3)The tail light assembly is hold/caught by two plastic pins and the spring assembly. 4)Pull driver's side tail light outward slowly and gently twist it until it slips off the plastic pegs. 5) In the same way pull the left side tail light also. 6) Tail light connected wires should not be pulled out.only the tail light should be removed. 7) simply push the bulb in slightly and twist it to your left and the bulb will pop out. 8)after the bulb is out.in the same way insert the new bulb in the socket. 9) Reconnect all the parts removed in the procedure. This will help.thanks.

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How do I replace the rear blinker?


The lens needs to be removed. Look behind the trunk liner/carpet covering the access to the retainers holding the lens in place. Remove the retainers ( could be plastic wing nuts or actual nuts screwed to the tail light studs. ) There may be 3-5 holding the lens in place. Once retainers are removed the lens will pull away from the vehicle and the light socket can be twisted and removed from the lens assembly exposing the bulb

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how to change the brake lights on the mercury sable


Hello,
In order to replace the light bulbs you will have to remove the entire rear light housing unit. In order to do this you must do the following:

1.Open the trunk.

2.Loosen the trunk lining in order to reach the 4 nuts that are located on the right or left side and hold the light housing in place.


3.You loosen the trunk lining fabric by removing two small, black plastic fasteners that anchor the trunk lining fabric. These either screw loose or you will need to pop off using a blunt- nosed pliers ( a flat head screwdriver works in a pinch) by first pulling the square bit out (towards the direction of the back seat,) followed by the circular components.


4.Pull the fabric loose on either the left or right side to expose the 4 nuts holding the light assembly in place.


5.Now, look for the four gold colored washer and nut assemblies surrounding the tail-light assembly. Find yourself a 7/16 socket and remove those washers and nuts. The tail-light itself should be able to pop- out, otherwise you've missed a washer- nut.


6.Ease the tail- light assembly off of it's perch on the car and hold it red- side down. This will expose the wiring and "turn- locks" for the blinker and tail- light.


7.Remove the bulbs from the assembly by turning the turn- locks in the direction (counter- clockwise) indicated by the plastic molding, and pulling upwards, off of the tail- light assembly.


8.Pull the bulb from the turn- lock with a moderate tug of the hand.


Problem solved.

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Mar 09, 2011 | 1998 Mercury Sable

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how do I replace tail lights on a 1999 ford taurus?


You go through the trunk and on either side is the light housing unit that you remove 4 nuts from, pull out and there will be the individual bulbs to be replaced.

IN DEPTH:

In order to replace the light bulbs you will have to remove the entire rear light housing unit. In order to do this you must do the following:

1.Pop the trunk.

2.Loosen the trunk lining in order to reach the 4 nuts that are located on the right or left side and hold the light housing in place.

3.You loosen the trunk lining fabric by removing two small, black plastic fasteners that anchor the trunk lining fabric. These either screw loose or you will need to pop off using a blunt- nosed pliers ( a flat head screwdriver works in a pinch) by first pulling the square bit out (towards the direction of the back seat,) followed by the circular components.

4.Pull the fabric loose on either the left or right side to expose the 4 nuts holding the light assembly in place.

5.Now, look for the four gold colored washer and nut assemblies surrounding the tail-light assembly. Find yourself a 7/16 socket and remove those bad boys. The tail-light itself should be able to pop- out, otherwise you've missed a washer- nut.

6.Ease the tail- light assembly off of it's perch on the car and hold it red- side down. This will expose the wiring and "turn- locks" for the blinker and tail- light.

7.Remove the bulbs from the assembly by turning the turn- locks in the direction (counter- clockwise) indicated by the plastic molding, and pulling upwards, off of the tail- light assembly.

8.Pull the bulb from the turn- lock with a moderate tug of the hand.

Jan 24, 2010 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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how do you change tail lights on 1998 Buick Park Avenue?


open trunk lid inside there will be 5 or 6 large plastic thumb screws remove them and either 1/2 or the whole assy will come out,you'll have to remove wires on assy to replace lamps

Aug 02, 2009 | 1998 Buick Park Avenue

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removing tail light assm


From Inside The Trunk Or Hatch Whichever You Prefer. Locate The Panel Or Carpeting. It Will Be Directly Behind Where The Light Is Located Only On The Inside. Remove That Panel And Or Carpet And Youll Find Three Bolts Holding The Unit In Place.

Jan 23, 2009 | 2006 Mercury Mariner

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