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Access to tail light wiring harness plug

I have to replace the passenger side tail light in a 2002 hyundai santa fe. The replacement tail light came with all the bulbs and wiring harness, which I would like to use. I took off the old tail light with no problem. However, the old tail light wiring goes through 3/4" hole, and then then plug (which I need to unplug) is about 4" away from that hole). Do you know how I can gain access to the plug? I have the same problem but mine is a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

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U have to pull back the platic inside the trunk area.push the back seats forward the whole peice just held inplace with calmps.if its the side without the cubby hole then u should just be able to pull the top half of it back to reach. if u need me to explain better email me at

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The light itself is easy. Two screws an the inside edge and then pull out away from the trunk. To access the plug, DO NOT pop out any plastic plugs or screws. Get a big flast screwdriver and start near the trunk rubber gasket and gently PRY away the rear, lower quarter panel trunk liner (the plastic one that holds the rear speaker). Mine was dark grey vs the lighter upper. I just popped THREE of these clips and could access the hidden plug which sits just below the rear speaker. get someone to hold the new lamp assembly while you plug it in and test, then screw it back in and pop the panel back on. DONT try and remove the right hand cubby - that ****** is jammed in and just results in screwdriver scars.

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