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How do you change the upper rear brake light bulbs in a 1987 Corvette convertible?

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2006-04-02 00:53:38
2006-04-02 00:53:38

Remove the gas filler door, this is held in place with four small visible screws. Remove the gas cap and put a crumpled up paper towel in the gas filler pipe to be sure no dirt can get in. Remove the rubber boot around the gas filler pipe by pushing down with your fingers, and then disconnect the drain hose on the underside. Detach visible cable harness restraint and move the wire harness to give you clearance. Using a small mechanics mirror on a stick and a bright light, look under the rear deck at the third light assembly via the open space you just created around the gas filler pipe area. You will see two 10mm nuts, one on either side of the third light assembly. Remove them and carefully remove the entire third light assembly. Note, there is a power cable quick connect for the third light that you will have to disconnect. Now remove the two Philips screws to access the three bulbs inside. Warning - Do not touch the new high intensity bulbs with your fingers as you insert them, use a paper towel, or they will self destruct in minutes once you apply power - fyi. Once you have carefully replaced the three bulbs, reverse the disassembly procedure. Plan two beers to disassemble, and a third to reassemble. Enjoy & good luck, Jay

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