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2005 Honda Odyssey brake light housing removal

How do I remove the plastic "brake light" housing from the vehicle? I have removed the two securing screws, but am still unable to pop the assembly off of the vehicle. Is there some additional securing device that I must remove first? The car is a 2005 Honda Odyssey.

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Yes, there is a spear point style clip that is holding the assembly. Wrap a flat blade screwdriver with some masking tape (prevents paint scratches) and pry between the forward outboard corner of the brake light housing and the car body. You want to pry the assembly rearward.

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