Kind of a boring topic but how do you replace a little outside rear tail light lamp. When I pulled back the plastic trim and carpet I saw one brake light socket (that looks easy enough) but then the rest of the lamps (a molded rounded steel piece) looks like they can only be accessed by removing a some nuts. I can't remember how many (4?- not important). Problem is those nuts must hold the lamp assembly cover in place but the circumference of the cover is smeared really thick by what looks like factory-applied body sealant. Once I remove the nuts do I have to remove all that dried sealant and then pull the cover off? Looks like the sealant was applied to prevent water leaks. I can't believe I must remove all that orange dried crap just to change a lamp. This looks way too complicated to me for such a simple task. Anyone?
Thanks for the tip. That'* 2 times in as many weeks. Man you must "live" on this site. We appreciate your expertise and that you are willing to help us out so frequently.
I now see that the tail lamp assembly pushes out to the outside. It is not removed by pushing from the outside in. Now that I think about it that makes perfect sense. The sealant does not have to be touched.