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How do you remove rear tail light assembly to replace lamp? I remover the two screws that attach the assembly to the rear pillar but it is still attached to something else.

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1. Open the tailgate.
2. Look closely at the side of the brake light cover where it is closest to the tailgate. It is black plastic.
3. You will see two roundish looking outlines in the black plastic (not the two outlines in the plastic that is the same color as your van). There is just enough of a crack to slide a small screwdriver into the crack.
4. Pop the little plastic "doors" up to reveal 10mm nuts with Philips heads.
5. Remove the bolt/screw from each of the two holes. The tail light cover will be loose, but it will not come out yet.
6. Find something small to pry with. It should be plastic or you might scratch your paint.
7. On the side of the van where the tail light cover is flush (the far opposite end of where the bolts were), push a small tool (screwdriver?) under the edge of the cover and pry straight up. There is a peg that fits snugly into a hole in the van. The peg is attached to the tail light cover. With a small flashlight, you should be able to see the peg after prying it up just a little. The peg will pop out and that will allow you to change the bulb.
8. To replace the cover, start by popping the peg back into the hole, then replace the two screws. Finish by snapping the screw covers shut.

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Need the recommendation for the small tool to pry with. I am using my small screwdriver with tip cover with scott tape.

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