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How to get the tail lights changed?

I can get one screw and one wing-nut off, but can't locate the third screw in order to get the tail light changed. Anyone know where the 3rd screw is located?

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  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    This is absolutely ridiculous!! I've got the same problem. Removed one screw on the hatch and the wing-nut inside the hatch. The light will not come off no matter how hard I pull. What is the deal???????

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I just made the change on a 2005 ZX-5. Removing the screw on side and the big plastic "wing nut" on the inside was all that was necessary to remove the taillight assembly. I had to jiggle it a lot because one other clip had to be pulled out. It was on the outer edge of the assembly. I was a bit concerned that I might break something but it all worked out. 
A 1/3rd turn of the bulb holder allowed it to be removed. I had everything back together in about 2 minutes.
Rob

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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