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Trouble changing signal/brake bulb in trink

I removed the panel and the wing nuts and can't figure how to get to the bulb

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  • MarkMast Feb 23, 2009

    How do I get the light asssembly lose so I can see the socekts and change the bulbs. The manual says, as one of the first steps, to loosen two screws. There is only one screw. I unscrewed this and took off the plastic wingnut, but no luck. ANyone have a more accurate start to finish procedure -- the manual is just not correct. I have changed other GM bulbs -- this one makes no sense.

  • lou lupo Nov 29, 2012

    feel around there are 3 plastic wing nuts holding each housing.after you remove the wing nuts tap on the studs to loosen the housing.

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You should see wires going to a plastic connector hooked into the back side of the light. The bulb you need to change is on the other side. Grab the plastic connector, push it in and turn it counter clockwise probably about a quarter turn and then you should be able to pull it out. Do the same only opposite when putting it back in.

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If you can see the sockets... they turn about a quarter turn to remove them.

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