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Brake light replacement

I cannot get the tail light cover off--I have removed the two screws that hold the cover of but I don't know what to do next. The cover is loose but does not come off. I don't know if I am suppose to pull it out or raise it up--it feels like I would break it if I did either. I thought this should be simple. There is a trick to it and I don't know what it is.

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There are 2 screws on the hatch side, remove them and on the "outside" or body side of the lamp there are 2 studs on the back of the lamp that push into female clips in the body, so you should just be able to gently pry the lense assembly out. I use two screwdrivers. They snap loudly when they come out and also snap loudly when you are putting it back on. Make sure you push hard enough to hear the snap.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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