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Changing the tail light

Hello Im trying to figure out how to go about changing the driver sided brake light bulb. I can't figure out how it comes out, and don't want to break it... Can you please help! I have the same problem. I've done this many times, but on this specific car there's an interference and I can't twist it enough to unlock it. The interference is part of the car (the edge of the opening to access the tail light). The piece/sheet of metal that has the opening for the tail light is welded to the rest of the car. I don't see any other way, other than doing damage, doing a lot of work, or paying a ridiculous fee to have a mechanic do it. Please help. Thank you.

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You may have to remove the whole light to replace the bulb, sounds ridiculous to have to do this but I am almost sure these car companys do these things on purpose to make the people return the cars to their workshops to have them repaired.
Personally if It was my car I would be inclined to get a pair of pliers and bend the sheet metal out of the way if that is possible, will save heaps of work
hope this has helped

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