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Old 02-09-2006, 05:52 AM   #1
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98 SSEi, replacing the corner parking lamp. Is there an easy way to get at the bulb, becuas eit looks like it'* going to be a b****.
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Grab the owners manual.

There are 2 10mm bolts holding the assembly in. Remove and GENTLY slide towards the corner and pull up and out. It'* simple
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Whoa... that'* the whole light assembly.

Look in.. see the tab in the front corner that latches? 6-10 inch screwdriver etc to lightly push it in.. It'll pop right out.

I've actually removed mine by giving them a gentle tug.
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There is also a small philips screw holding the side marker in, near the joint of the side marker and the headlight housing.

Loosen that screw a few turns, pop the little tab as Bill said, she'll slip right out. Reverse to replace.

Although, removing the whole assembly as the first poster mentioned might be your best bet the first time. Learn how the whole thing is put together....
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My screws aren't tight. The lights pop right out.

Go ahead and siggy that one...it'* asking for it.! :P
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haha. I looked at it before and I saw the bolts, and I thought there must be an easier way than removing the whole housing... I'll give it a look, and if methinks it might be better to take the whole thing apart and see how exactly its put together as MOS95B suggested, I'll do that. I just want to stop the DIC from yelling at me
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haha. I looked at it before and I saw the bolts, and I thought there must be an easier way than removing the whole housing... I'll give it a look, and if methinks it might be better to take the whole thing apart and see how exactly its put together as MOS95B suggested, I'll do that. I just want to stop the DIC from yelling at me
I wasn't yelling......


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My screws aren't tight.
Yep. There'* a shocker.....
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My screws aren't tight.
Yep. There'* a shcoker.....
Yep. Knock me over with a feather.....
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haha. I looked at it before and I saw the bolts, and I thought there must be an easier way than removing the whole housing... I'll give it a look, and if methinks it might be better to take the whole thing apart and see how exactly its put together as MOS95B suggested, I'll do that. I just want to stop the DIC from yelling at me
Cmon..you really want to follow MOS'* advice? This ain't the lounge Dorothy!
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