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I'm trying to replace the rear turn signal in my malibu maxx ltz. The owners guide tells me to pull back the trunk trim and remove the plastic wing nut. I removed the 2 fasteners but not sure what it means by pulling back the trunk trim.

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The trunk trim would be plastic inside of car. Anything you can do to expose the inside access to the taillamp assembly. Carpet ,plastic trim, Ect...Once you have removed the Plastic wing nuts , the lamp assembly should pull out from the outside. Once the lamp is out ,make sure all lights are working. To replace ,they should twist about a quarter of a turn, and pull off. Then the bulbs will be there. Make sure the lights have the same numbers as the old ones. Let me know if that helps

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Here's the procedure on how to replace the signal light.

1. Open the trunk
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4. pull back trunk liner
5. remove the 2 plastic wing nuts found under the trunk liner
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The trim panel is likely held in place with retainers like this. Back out the screw to release tension on the pin legs and remove the fastener


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