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Removing Tail Lamp Assembly

I need to replace the rear tail light. Removing the two screws on the inside of the vehicle is easy and the assembly comes loose there, but the assembly still remains attached where it connects to the outside of the vehicle. Is there another screw that needs to be removed? It there a wiring attachment that needs to be unplugged. I don't want to pull too hard on the assembly for fear of breaking something. Frustratingly, the Jeep owners manual has nothing on what should be a simple fix.

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Don't remember taking one of those off but...wherever it seems to still be attached it probably is. on earlier models there was a screw at the bottom outside of the lens, hidden under the bumper. Look in the area where it isn't coming off and more than likely there is a screw.

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I had the same problem and was surprised at the amount of force it took to remove the assembly. I found that there is a slot that it slips into/out of toward the outside of the vehicle.

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The inner panel has to be removed and that will allow access to the back of the assembly to replace bulbs,

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