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How do you get past the plastic peg in the front corner to remove the tail light assembly?


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2015-07-15 20:42:55
2015-07-15 20:42:55

You'll probably have to remove the trunk lining to find the mounting screws or brackets. There is no reason to break any tabs if the procedure is done properly.

Patience is a virtue. :)

FORGET PATIENCE. WE BROKE THE TAB OFF AND FOUND THE TIP OF A SCREW, WHICH WE YANKED ON UNTIL WE GOT IT OFF AND COULD SEE THE MECHANISM. ONCE YOU REMOVE THE TWO OUTSIDE SCREWS, PEEL THE LINER BACK AND REMOVE ONE NUT. THEN PULL THE ENTIRE ASSEMBLY STRAIGHT BACK, WITHOUT WIGGLING OR GETTING COCKEYED. THE TAB HOLDS A PLASTIC SLOT WHICH HAS A ROD THAT SLIDES RIGHT OUT, BUT YOU MUST PULL THE ASSEMBLY STRAIGHT OUT. GOOD LUCK.

peel back lining behind the assembly in trunk.you will see two little black square anchors and they have wings on eachside that need to be sqeezed this releases the pegs then slide the assembly slightly outward as these pegs on a little track then it should just pull off. be careful not to break these, although it is not the end of the world if u do as you can still rig it up somehow to keep the assembly in place once you have put the assembly back

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