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Interior light doesn't light. How do you replace the bulb?

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You have to take the whole outside shell off. Sometimes this is a pain because they use special screws on the covers. If you dont have the bit to do it you can get them with a plier most of the time. Once you have the cover off you will be able to see where the bulb is. Hope this helps

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