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How to replace rear turn signal bulb

Took wing nuts off but can't get to rear bulb unit

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There should also be two screws holding it in from the trunk jamb area

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If it's a Malibu Maxx, there will be no wingnut to take off. Just unscrew the the two screws you can see (and that the book tells you) and pull back. The entire piece comes out - so be prepared for that.

Mine stuck a little on the bottom but after wiggling a bit - I grabbed the part that the screws came out of and it came out REALLY easy. It's the middle bulb. When done - just put it back in place and line the screws up.

This is the first time that I've ever had to remove the entire piece like you have to do on the Maxx - but once you get past that and the worry about breaking it - you'll be fine.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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2005 Buick LaCrosse ' Allure, LaCrosse VIN W Service Manual ' Body ' Lighting Systems ' Repair Instructions ' Document ID: 1537542 Tail Lamp, Turn Signal Lamp, High Mount Stop Lamp, License Lamp, Backup Lamp Replacement - Rear
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Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
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