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Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Fig. 5: Remove the trim panel fasteners - except wagon
Fig. 6: Carefully remove the trim panel - except wagon
Fig. 7: Pull the lamp assembly straight back and out of the opening
Remove the trim panel fasteners, then carefully remove the trim panel.
Remove the 2 retaining screws from the side of the lamp assembly, then pull the lamp assembly straight back and out of the opening.
Tilt the assembly downward for access to the sockets, then twist and remove the socket(s) from the lamp assembly. Replace the bulb(s), as necessary.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Fig. 8: Tilt the assembly downward for access to the sockets
Fig. 9: Twist and remove the socket and bulb from the lamp assembly
Raise the liftgate, then remove the wedge blocks from each side of the liftgate assembly.
Remove the lower fasteners from the liftgate lower trim panel, by pushing in the center of each pin approximately 1?8 in. until it clicks, then remove the fastener.
Insert a screwdriver or small prybar into the hole in the lower trim panel (located near the wiper pivot on the pivot hump) so that the tool sits on top of the pivot. Lift up on the tool handle to disengage the trim panel upper clips, then remove the lower trim panel from the vehicle.
Unplug the high-mount brake light wiring harness.
Remove the brake light fasteners, then remove the lamp assembly from the liftgate.
To remove the bulb(s), push slightly on the top edge of the lens and rotate it away from the housing. Remove the bulb(s) from the housing.
In order to prevent the possibility of water leaks into the liftgate, inspect the lamp gasket for damage and replace, if necessary.
If removed, install the bulb(s) by inserting the bottom edge of the lens into the housing and snapping it into place.
Position the lamp into the liftgate and tighten the fasteners to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
Connect the wiring harness to the lamp assembly.
Align the upper clips on the lower trim panel to the liftgate slots, then install the panel by pushing at the clip locations.
Reset the trim panel push-in fasteners by spreading the center pin tabs and moving the pin so that it sits approximately 1?4 in. out of the fastener. Insert the fasteners into the bottom of the trim panel and push the center pin until flush.
Install the liftgate wedge blocks.
Connect the negative battery cable and check for proper lamp operation.
Fig. 12: Removing the liftgate lower trim panel assembly - wagon
Fig. 13: Exploded view of the high-mount brake light bulb and lens assembly - wagon
you have to remove the net hooks from the plastic peice running the entire width of the trunk at rear of trunk next to lock assembly...I think there are 4 or 5 or maybe more, don't remember. this allows the entire light assembly to be removed from rear of car...you can then access the bulbs after the assembly has been removed
Believe it or not, for the Taurus wagon, Ford wants you to take it in to the shop. The Taurus wagon tail light assembly is really a stupid design. I will do my best to describe it here. You must remove
the two phillip screws on the tailight assembly, seen when you have the
hatch door up. The trick is the assembly is still held with a hinge
type, snap in deal that holds the front part of the assembly tight to
the body side. You might be able to see or access it from inside the
spare tire cover or the access door on the passenger side. Being oh so
careful to release the clip so you can pull the assembly free to change
the bulb. Hope this is some help.
The one thing youll find with subaru's is that they like to put nuts in funny places that are hard to access. There are either 3 or 4 nuts holding the tail-light assembly in place, which means youll need to take out most of the inner panels to access the others. You should not need a sealant unless the rubber seal is done for or there is water inside the car. Hope this helps
Remove the torx 30 screws that hold the plastic cover on the top of the engine,then you will find 10mm bolts holding coils to cyl head,remove bolts,lift coils out of spark plug holes,remove and replace spark plugs