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Rear turn signal

I am trying to replace the left rear turn signal light bulb. i took off the 2 screws in the trunk but can't see what to do next. it says to take off the wing nut. help.

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  • mothertoall Aug 09, 2008

    there is no wing nut to take off.

  • ddahnsds Aug 20, 2008

    There IS no plastic wingnut other than the first two big ones. pulling back on the metal housing doesn't budge. pulling plastic housing from outside doesn't come out. Anyone else have an idea? I see no other screws to remove.

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If it's a Malibu Maxx, there will be no wingnut to take off. Just unscrew the the two screws you can see (and that the book tells you) and pull back. The entire piece comes out - so be prepared for that.

Mine stuck a little on the bottom but after wiggling a bit - I grabbed the part that the screws came out of and it came out REALLY easy. It's the middle bulb. When done - just put it back in place and line the screws up.

This is the first time that I've ever had to remove the entire piece like you have to do on the Maxx - but once you get past that and the worry about breaking it - you'll be fine.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

Ddahnsds

on my 2005 lsve after I removed the wing nuts that were under the trunk liner (see previouse guest post for instructions) i pulled the light assembly off. you have to make sure that the screw post threads are not catching in the holes that they are pushed through. the holes are not very big and you may have to play with it a little bit but is should pull strait out paralel to the ground.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

I just replaced mine last night -
1 - remove the screws (mine only had one)
2 - unscrew the top cargo net holder (black knob)
3 - pull back the felt trunk liner
4 - remove the two wing nuts that are reveled behind the felt
5 - work the taillight assembly off (mine pulled strait out).

hope this helps you

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

If your car has netting on the sides - the black nut that holds the netting unscrews (this is the wing nut)

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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If there is a wingnut there it will turn counterclockwise to remove the wingnut a pair of pliars helps out a great deal here just be carefull and dont twist too hard it will come off ok
good luck

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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