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I need to replace a tail light

1999 Saab 9-5 wagon
I cannot figure out how to get the tail light cover off in order to install the replacement bulbs.

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  • spsaab Feb 28, 2009

    I took the 2 screws out but the unit won't slide out. I am afraid to pull too hard. Is there another clip?

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Hi,If you open the tailgate you will see two plastic plugs on the light unit prise these out and you will see the 2 torx screws these can be removed with the SAAB toolkit you can then slide the lamp unit out to replace the faulty bulb.

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