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Taillight out on 2001 xterra

I unscrewed the two screws holding the taillight assembly in, but cannot get to the bulbs. How do I get to them?

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I have the 2002 Xterra. Once you unscrew those two screws, you have to yank the whole plastic assembly out. I kept thinking I was going to break mine, but it's held in place by these metal rivet things. It will simply pop off...

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Pop your rear tailgate. Look inside for an access panel(s). In SUV's they're usually right behind the light assemblies on the inside. They'll either have screws or pop-outs. You may even have to remove part of the interior panel.

Once the panel is removed, access the light panel from behind and remove bulbs.

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