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jclesse
04-23-04, 10:44 AM
Anyone know how to replace taillights?
I can't seem to figure it out.

tyrel
04-23-04, 12:28 PM
I think you have to remove the license plate.

44 Mag
04-23-04, 12:58 PM
Yep....that's the way! Remove the plate first and start working your way out. If you only need to work on the inner lights, not to bad. If you need to work on the outer ones, then work from the hole the inner light was taken out from to get to the outer. I think that made sense???:L

taegdh
04-23-04, 08:23 PM
You do have to remove the licence plate and reach in to get to the inner light, but the outer one you need to reach up from underneath, grab the end of the unit firmly, give it a little turn and it should pull out easily.
They only drop a few inches in there, and you may have a little challenge to push the individual bulb in and twist to get it out. Putting it in can be a real bear, because you have to make certain that the bulb base is aligned because they are polarized, then you push the mounting bracket back into the bulb casing and give it a little turn to reseat it.
Having skinny arms with strong hands would be an asset. If you have a 12 year old, or an underfed feminine companion, they may beable to reach them easier.
Also make certain the exhaust system has cooled, or you'll end up with reminders to do so the next time.