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How to remove the rear light cover of Nissan quest 2005 to replace the bulb?

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Remove the two screws and give it a good tug, there are a couple of pins that hold the tail light securely, but a good tug and our light came right off, it took us a long time to find an answer for this question, so we wanted to share My van had calcium deposits (from water) built up inside the 2 plastic detent pins which hold the outside of the lamp. There was nothing to grab onto to pull with enough force to overcome these two detents. For this type of stubborn tail lamp assembly, fish a 1 or 2 inch thin nylon strap behind the tail lamp to gain leverage and pull straight back directly in the middle of the tail lamp assembly. First, remove the 2 lamp assembly screws and the plastic part attached to the bracket, in between the 2 screws (3 same screws total). Fish a nylon strap from the outside middle of the lamp (there's a small gap between the lamp and body panel). Use a wire, with a hook on the end, to reach through the metal bracket on the inboard side and pull the strap through it. Now pull the strap through and hold both ends together around the middle of the lamp assembly. Jerk the outer strap straight back with a strong, but short snapping motion and be ready for the lamp to pop off. Be carefull not to lose your balance and pull the lamp too far and break something. To help make future removal easier, I recommend applying some vaseline or WD-40 to the two plastic pins and to the grommets the pins fit into. Clean off the excess vaseline with a cloth. Leave only a very thin residue of the vaseline. This will help prevent calcium, from water, from building up and binding the pins.

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