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The cover of my 2002 Kia Rio 5 door sedan rear break light cover won't come off. Help me !!!!! please

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What exactly are you trying to do? Is this a protective 'stick on' clear cover your trying to remove or are you trying to remove the whole light fitting from the car?
If it is the stick on cover you can usually peel it off if you take your time. Be patient as they can split and break if your too rough removing them. Try blowing it with a hair drier as this can soften the glue holding it on.
If you are removing the whole light fitting they are usually bolted on from the inside. The small cover in side the boot is held on with two small screws and should swing outwards and off. On the actual lens there are 3 cross head bolts, two on the top edge, ( the top left corner and the top right corner), and one on the bottom edge. The bottom one should be on the edge nearest the middle of the car. The light lens should become loose as you remove the last screw. Sometimes over time dirt can get into the edges of the lens creating a 'sticky' seal holding the light fitting in place. Using ONLY the palm of your hand, give the side of the lens a firm bump and it should drop out.
I would suggest you give the edge of the metal hole the lens fits into a clean to make sure when you refit the lens you get a good water proof seal.

Posted on Jul 22, 2021


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