Removing rear light assembly on honda odyssey 2006
Instructions say to remove two screws and pull off.
I have removed the two screws but the assembly won't pull off. It is pretty loose but appears something near the front is holding it on.
I need to remove it to replace a brake light.
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Re: removing rear light assembly on honda odyssey 2006
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.
Re: removing rear light assembly on honda odyssey 2006
You don't need to remove the brake light assembly to change the brake bulbs. On the the inside of the rear hatch there are plastic vanity covers opposite each tail light. These are snap fit covers. Use a slotted screwdriver to gently pry off the cover. You should see and be able to access each bulb/socket assembly (1 for lights, 1 for brakes). The sockets are twist fittings. Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn so the tabs align with the open slots, and it should come free, including the bulb. Removing the entire assembly is only necessary if you are debugging water leaks into the red plastic brake light "box".
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After removing the 2 screws take a soft rag and fold it over a small pry bar or screw driver and wedge it int the front of the housing closest to the front of the car and pry towards the rear DO NOT PRY TOWARDS THE FRONT be car full not to damage paint be gentle but firm it will come out they do make plastic pry tools the help with causing damage to paint or plastic but with a rag and a screw driver you can persuade it
Lift the rear door, remove the rear tail light lense, replace the bulb and replace the tail light on the car.... once the screws have been removed, be sure all of them are removed,,, the lens/light cover may have to be pried off with a flat blade screw driver.... place a folded paper towel of something else to protect the paint.... before prying...... Check the owners manual for instructions.
Look behind the headlight assembly and you should see a plastic socket that you push in and turn to release it. Do that pull out the light bulb, replace, put the socket back in the assembly and your done.
Touring Model Use a wrench to remove the mounting bolt from the underbody through the hole in the splash shield. Remove the fog light assembly from the bumper by pulling its inner edge first, then the whole assembly out of the bumper. Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by pushing on the tab and pulling the connector down. Remove the bulb from the fog light assembly by turning it one quarter turn counterclockwise. Push the electrical connector onto the new bulb. Turn on the fog lights to test the new bulb. Reinstall the fog light assembly into the bumper. Tighten the mounting bolt. Insert the new bulb into the assembly and turn it one-quarter turn clockwise to lock it in place. Hope this helps you.
Yes, there is a spear point style clip that is holding the assembly. Wrap a flat blade screwdriver with some masking tape (prevents paint scratches) and pry between the forward outboard corner of the brake light housing and the car body. You want to pry the assembly rearward.
The procedure for removing the cabin air filter lists to remove the glove box housing. You usually can either ....1 empty out glove box, look and see if there are two tabs (stops) on the box part that tilts out. Often times the plastic box can be squeeze in at both sides to clear the housing. This allows it to tilt all the way down and you're off. or 2- empty out the glove box and completely remove the assembly. This requires removing 4 to 6 screws on sides and likely on bottom to pull out whole housing. Once out the rest should be very obvious.
open the rear hatch. Between the tail light housing and the rear hatch opening there is a trim strip with two flush fitted flap doors. Insert a small straight blade screwdriver into the small slot on the tail light side of the flap. Pry gently inboard and the small flap will open (the hinge side of the flap is on the side of the rear hatch opening.) Now you can remove the screws that hold the tail lamp assembly in place. Finally, there is still a "spear point" clip that fits into a socket near the front outboard corner of the assembly. Gently pry with a tape wrapped screwdriver (avoids scratches) and force the assembly straight back. The clip should release and free the assembly so you can change the bulb(s).