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Burned out brake light

One of the brake lights needs replacing. Have removed the two nuts on each side of the unit that contains all of the rear end lights and have tried to pry the entire part loose, but only the ends lift up. Are there other fasteners that need removing or do I just have to pry a little harder? Do not want to damage the part.

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    how do I change brake light bulb 2001 Buick Park Avenue

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There are 10 nuts that have to be removed.

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