It would appear that dodge has a defective assembly process with their rear tail light covers. They come loose and fall off after a few years.
I gently pulled off my old ones and scraped the so called glue that dodge used off the seal as best as I could. Then got some 3M Marine adhesive 5200 in black at the local boat/water ski store and reglued the lenses back on. Works like a champ. Given the number of lense covers I still see on the side of the road, Dodge has not solved the problem yet.
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Re: 2005 Caravan Tail light cover comes off
I believe they are held on by an expandable plastic plug that you can access when opening the hatch. * You should see two 1" black plastic plugs, which can be pried up to release (or replaced to fasten) the assembly to the body. * Let me know if this helps. B)
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Open the rear hatch, you'll see two plastic push pin fasteners on the side of the tail light lense. Pull out the center peice of the fasteners and the remove the rest of the faster. Remove the tail light assembly.
Remove the tail light cover from inside the van, pop the cover first, then remove the socket by turning it left about hlaf a turn, it will pop out, remove the burned bulb, replace with new one of same type, assemble back reverse of removal.
I am including a couple of illustrations to better help with this replacement. You will first need toe open the tail gate. then next to the tail light on the inside edge where the tail gate meets the seal you will see to plastic screw covers ( if still there) or two screws. You will need to remove these two screws , once removed the tail light will come out by lightly pulling outwards. Then simply depress the thumb clip on the bulb holder and remove.
Open the rear door and look for 2 pop-off caps on the suspected tail light assembly covering philips screws. If you remove both screws, the tail lightassembly becomes quite loose.
The last step is to give a firm tug, directly backward. The whole assembly is held in place with three small plastic clips (round cone shaped devices pushed through holes in the rear body work with a rubber "washer" protecting the paint).
You have to pry them loose from their insertion mounts to remove the assembly. A firm tug works well, but don't pull to the side or you may break the clip (or clips), and then have to replace those too. Once you've pulled the assembly off, the lights are easily accessed and replaced.
To reassemble, simply reverse the process.
[Note: there is no cover for the bottom screw on the rear door hinge side. It is exposed. There are two possible bolts on the bottom side of the door; the one for the tail light assembly is the one you can remove with a philips head screw. It can be accessed by opening the door and fitting a screw driver through the opening behind the door.]
Check all the plugs and sockets on the rt rear tail light assembly. They get corroded back there, and since they are so thin, can eat all the way through. This also affects the front circuit, kind of like when the rear burns out and the front just sits there.
I just replaced my left rear brake light on my 2005 Sienna. I followed the manual directions and removed the two metal bolts from the tail light cover. However the assembly did not come off. I could open it a little and it appeared to be bolted from the inside. I looked online but didn't find an answer. I had already gotten pulled over and I didn't want to go to the dealer so I pulled on the assembly a little harder applying even pressure to the top and the bottom and it popped loose. I didn't yank it. There are two metal pegs that have a little lip on them and thats where you are getting the resistance. Hope this helps.
Well, this is rather embarassing but I simple decided to look through the owners manual thinking that they usually don't contain that sort of thing and there I found. Pictures and a description of the process. Very simple...remove a phillips screw to remove a small plate covering the 2 screws that hold the tail light assembly in place. Remove the 2 screws and pull our the assembly and replace the bulb. Duh....I thought with Toyota engineering, they wouldn't make replacing a bulb a major project. Thanks for checking back....Allen