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.
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.
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which brake light? if it is in the sides, drop the tailgate/back door and remove the screws holding the tail light assembly in and then it should just pop out. If it is a 3rd brake light, 2 screws hold the cover in and remove those and carefully pry the plastic cover out and gently pull on the bulb
1. Remove the two screws at the outside back of the tail light cover 2. loosen the tail light cover from the two clips at the front of the cover by gently prying it toward the rear. Fingernails worked for me. The bottom clip seemed easier. If it is too tight, try a screwdriver near the bottom, then near the top prying toward the rear of the car. 3. the top light is the backup lamp (white), and the bottom light is the brake/turn/rear light (red). 4. rotate the lamp 1/3 turn to remove and replace. 5. test. 6. replace the cover by aligning the screw holes then pushing the cover into the clips and replacing the screws.
There are for Philip screws holding your tail light cover onto your dodge. Step 1: Just remove those screws and pull the cover off.
Step 2: Remove the light bracket out of the cover and replace with a 1057 bulb.
Open the trunk and remove the two inner screws. The screws are located on the inner part of the tail light assembly. Once the screws are removed, you must pull hard but gently on the tail light. You will now have access to all bulbs. Hopefully this helps
IT'S A BIT MORE COMPLICATED THAN ABOVE.
TO REMOVE BRAKE LIGHT HOUSING YOU HAVE TO GO INTO THE TRUNK AND REMOVE AN OVAL PLASTIC COVER NEAR WHERE THE TAIL LIGHT IS. REACH IN AND FEEL FOR A KNOB (FEELS LIKE AN OUTDOOR SPIGOT KNOB). TURN IT UNTIL IT COMES OFF. REMOVE ENTIRE TAIL LIGHT CASING. YOU'LL BE ABLE TO COMPLETELY REMOVE THE HOUSING BY PUSHING FROM INSIDE OUT. DISCONNECT THE WIRE. CHANGE BULB, REVERSE PROCEDURE.
Yes, there is a "spear point" plastic clip that is still engaged into a socket type holder in the front outboard portion of the tail lamp assembly. Pry gently with a tape wrapped screwdriver at the front outboard corner of the assembly and the clip will release. You will then be able to see how the clip works and will be able to align and engage it first when replacing the tail lamp assembly.
Th other post is incorrect, the 2004 has LED brake lights that are part of the tail light assembly. you have to replace the whole assy. There are two screws that hold the assy in, they are both covered by white cable clips. The clips just pull off and then you can use a 10mm wrench to remove the nuts on the screws. My brake light stopped working and during the removal, the LEDs started working again, hopefully you will find the same situation as the LEDs are supposed to last for years.
First you need to lift the hatch. There are two screws under plastic caps. Remove the caps and you will be able to unscrew these screws. Carefully using a flat screw driver to pry out the tail light assembly. It have to plastic pin that attached to the car body. do not break the pin. After you pry out the tail light assembly, you will be able to replace the light bulb. Replace everything in a reverse order.