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How do you get to the taillight bulb to change it

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Here's a great video that will show you how to remove the taillight bulbs through the trunk.">

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Usually you can access the taillight through the trunk. Sometimes you just need to undo a few bolts and sometimes you don't even have to. Most of the time you can find the wiring running from the taillight and you can just pull the bulb holder from the back of the taillight. Hope this helps.

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1 open trunk.
2 remove the cargo net if there
3 remove the wing nut and pull back the trim panel
4 remove wingnuts from tail lamp assembly
5 remove the tail lamp assembly from the body
6 dissconect the the electrical assembly from the tail lamp
7 turn the tail lamp socket counter clockwise
8 remove side marker lamp by turning counter clockwise

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