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How do you get the headlight and cornerlight assembly out of a 2002 Silhouette? There is one clip that attaches them together that I cant get.  Also, the corner lights are attached and can't get them out from the other side.

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The headlights are held down by two wing nut plastic bolt on top and the corner lamp is held on by one wing nut bolt from the headlight assembly. Remove the plastic wing nuts from the headlight and corner lamp, once all three wing nuts are removed, the headlight can be removed by pulling straight up and take note of the clips at the bottom of the headlight to where that will slide back into the body frame. The corner light assembly also just pulls straight out and take note to where the clips slide back into the body frame when re-installing the units back together. Take care not to pull to hard that you damage the wire harness, remember to disconnect the wire harness from the light socket at the back of the units. Good luck and keep me posted, be glad to try to explain in another way if i didn't make sense. It's harder to explain then to show. 

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