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I need to replace my tail light and I can't get the cover off. How do you do it? or does it come off from the outside? I see no screws.

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  • dale blankenship Sep 02, 2010

    What year, model, and body style are we talking about?

    I assume you mean you want to replace the bulb? (not the lens)

    Most cars have the lens and reflector permanently attached, and there are no externally visible mounting screws.
    If it is a sedan, open the trunk. If you have a carpet or cardboard liner inside the trunk, see if you can remove it, it may just be squeezed under the lip of the trunk opening, or there may be some small screws holding it in place. Once you get that out of the way, you should be able to see the sockets, turn them CCW about 1/4 turn, they should come out.

    If you have a mini-van or station wagon, let me know which kind.

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Generally you access the tail light bulb from inside the trunk. Open up trunk, pull back carpet and you should be able to see bulb housing, twist housing and pull out of lens socket. If you have a new bulb, you will be able to tell if it is a push in bulb or push and turn to release.

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