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Changing the tail light

Hello Im trying to figure out how to go about changing the driver sided brake light bulb. I can't figure out how it comes out, and don't want to break it... Can you please help!

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  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    i was able to take the brake light off my car but i cant seem to figure out how to take the face off to change the bulb of my 2004 chevy cavalier.

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Open the trunk and pull back the carpet
you should be able to see the tail lights.
they just twist and come out.
good-luck

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You might have to break the bulb to get it out, sometimes they get stuck in there pretty good and then just take some plyers and pull the plastic bottom piece out. And to get the whole fixture out you pull back that carpet and theres 3 metal caps that you screw off the bolt with a socket and it comes right out.

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