Removing the brake light assembly on a 2007 Entourage
I am trying to replace a brake light on a 2007 Hyundai Entourage. I opened the rear hatch and removed the 3 screws that hold the brake light assembly in place, but I can't seem to remove the assembly. It is plenty loose where the screws were removed, but I am not sure how the assembly/cover slides out so that I can get to the lights. I don't want to pull on it too hard for fear of cracking something. There must be some sort of trick to jiggling these things out. Note - I tried both sides just to see if the one side was stuck a bit -- same issue on both sides.
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You have to take the black plastic top off under the hood on the front.....than you take the whole headlight out, I believe it's only two bolts...there is opening for each light and they are pretty simple to change.
You need to remove the vinel panel from the rear hatch.Peal back plastic from access hole. Remove 4 hexnuts that hold the tag light , hatch switch and window controller assemply in place.Pop loose assembly from hatch, remove 2pl head screws that hold opner switch to assembly didconect wireing conector. install new switch.
Open rear hatch,
locate 3 philips screws on the right side of lamp,
note that the lamp assembly is held into the fender side by a plastic tab( hidden ). You have to stand at the rear fender side, facing the lamp and pull the lamp toward you carefully.
if its in the rear then open your hatch and gently pull back the interior carpeting to acess the plastic nuts thast hold the lens in remove them and push the lens out of the body of the car then twist the wiring harness counterclockwise to remove it from the lens, then change the bulb and reverse these instructions to re-install.
Open the rear hatch. Using a small straight edge screwdriver, insert the screwdriver into the slot at the top of each of the two screwcovers on the inside lip of the tail light assemby and carefull pry open. Remove the two screws using a philips screwdriver. Drape a small cloth over the head of a larger straight edge screwdriver and insert at the tip of the tail light assembly (on the rear side of the car and carefully turn back and forth while wiggling the entire assembly. This will eventually allow you to work the tail light assembly loose from the grip pin that is holding the assembly on. Once removed, replace the appropriate bulb. With the assembly still not installed, have someone step on the brake to ensure the new bulb is working properly. Reinstall assembly. Hope this was helpful....I just changed mine.
Yes, there is a "spear point" plastic clip that is still engaged into a socket type holder in the front outboard portion of the tail lamp assembly. Pry gently with a tape wrapped screwdriver at the front outboard corner of the assembly and the clip will release. You will then be able to see how the clip works and will be able to align and engage it first when replacing the tail lamp assembly.