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Rear brake light...

When did changing a simple light bulb become equivalent to brain surgery?

I first took the 2 screws out that were hidden by the trunk lid, yet the assembly doesn't come out, so then I went the trunk liner route, ended up breaking 3 pins holding the liners in place, and then after I got all that out of the way, all there are are wires running thru the sheet metal to the assembly, and NO other screws to remove the assembly. There are, what appear to be, 2 plastic anchors sticking thru the fender wall, but no way to access the screws, they appear to be coming from the inside of the assembly.

PLEASE, can someone help me get my brake light changed!?!?!

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  • Cody Jan 21, 2009

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  1. Pop the trunk
  2. Remove the two Phillips-head screws holding the cover on
  3. Using a slotted screwdriver, pry the cover away from the side of the vehicle (carefully!)
  4. Twist the bulb seat away from the cover, a 1/3 turn counterclockwise.
  5. Pull the old bulb out; discard according to any local laws
  6. Push new bulb in
  7. Test both your turn signal functions and brake light functions!!!!!
  8. Return bulb assembly to cover; twist 1/3 turn clockwise to reattach it
  9. Push tail light assembly clips into the seats on the side of the vehicle
  10. Replace the two Phillips-head screws holding the cover on
  11. Close the trunk; clean up

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