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How do I remove the tail light assembly of 2003 Mazda minivan?

I am trying to change the brake light and need help removing the tail light assembly.

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Open up the hatch and go inside and remove the panel close to the light and remove the nuts or screws to get access to the bulb inside the light assembly

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