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Need to know how to change out the rear bulb on a 2002 ford escort zx2... i see a bunch of wires and can not get the tail light cover off

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You may need to open the trunk and remove the screws.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

  • pocono911 Apr 27, 2010

    Is that how it works? I'm new. Sorry Dorena.. I should have been more thorough.


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Most modern tail lights are replaced by gripping the socket (inside the trunk) and twisting counter clockwise. The tail light socket and the bulb will then pull out toward the front of the car. The bulb is removed from the socket by pushing down against the spring and rotating it counterclockwise with relation to the socket (like opening a childproof pill bottle). Good luck.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010


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