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How do you get access to the rear lights I think it must be through the rear seat and removing a plastic cover by the grab rail ?

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Remove screws on rear of rear light housing, both left & right. Pull bulb housing to rear until it's clear of holders. Turn bulb holder counter-clockwise to remove it from the bulb housing. Press bulb into its socket & turn it counter-clockwise to remove.

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