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Cannot remove socket from "high" mount brake light

I cannot remove socket & bulb from the "high" brake light mtd. in rear deck. The owner's manual is incorrect. The replacement bulbs are Slyvania 921. Does this socket have to be rotated or just pulled out?? Dealer told me bulbs may have melted to housing, which I find hard to beleive.

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It has melted. Having worked at a dealer I have seen this before. Dealerships deal with problems like this often .They will know the correct bulb to put back in to keep from melting the housing.

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