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I am trying to remove the tail light assembly from 2001 Buick la sabre. In order to do that I need to remove a cable attached to the key lock cylinder. The cable is attached to a piece of plastic which is attached to the cylinder. It seems like it should just pull off but I'm not having any luck.

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Hello guys,
I am trying to remove the tail light assembly from 2001 Buick la sabre. In order to do that I need to remove a cable attached to the key lock cylinder. The cable is attached to a piece of plastic which is attached to the cylinder. It seems like it should just pull off but I'm not having any luck.

I would appreciate any suggestions
Never mind guys. after closer examination I didn't have to take cable off. Just unplug wiring harness. Thanks anyway
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I had an answer all typed out, but you beat me to it

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Thanks anyway. I'm a little slower on the uptake these days. Sometimes I just have to rest my brain for a little while and try again
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Just out of curiosity..

What were you fixing?

I removed my lamp last weekend to replace the left b/up bulb. It'* recommended all bulbs be replaced while you're in there, but I just got my new ratchet set and am kinda hoping another bulb will go out so I can play with it again
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What were you fixing?

I removed my lamp last weekend to replace the left b/up bulb. It'* recommended all bulbs be replaced while you're in there, but I just got my new ratchet set and am kinda hoping another bulb will go out so I can play with it again
The lens was coming loose from the trim assembly and water was getting in. I needed to get the lens off, clean out the groove where the sealant was, and reseal. I wanted to have the assembly off the car so I could lay it flat while new sealant was curing. Been putting it off for awhile but after recent monsoon It was full of water.
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Both the Pk Ave & the Lesabre require taking the 10 nuts off, and disconnect the harness to remove the whole light assembly. Sure cant change one bulb too easily on these cars.
I had to seal around my lights too. I also noticed that there are sealing washers in the light bulb sockets. One of mine was torn and mega moisture was getting in there.
I replaced all the bulbs at once, to ensure they were all new.
It is all fixed up now, have not had any problems since using a marine polyurethane sealant.

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One of the previous owners of my car probably had the same problem. When I lift the trunk lid, I can see an overflow of clear sealant along the inner edge of my RH Tail Lamp (qtr pnl).
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Both the Pk Ave & the Lesabre require taking the 10 nuts off, and disconnect the harness to remove the whole light assembly. Sure cant change one bulb too easily on these cars.
I had to seal around my lights too. I also noticed that there are sealing washers in the light bulb sockets. One of mine was torn and mega moisture was getting in there.
I replaced all the bulbs at once, to ensure they were all new.
It is all fixed up now, have not had any problems since using a marine polyurethane sealant.
I,t hadn't occurred to me until you and John1 mentioned changing lamps, but I have never replaced a tail light on this car in the 13 years and 257,000 mi I've
had it. In fact, I can only remember changing 1 headlight. I wish GM made gaskets and power window regulators that good.
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I,t hadn't occurred to me until you and John1 mentioned changing lamps, but I have never replaced a tail light on this car in the 13 years and 257,000 mi I've
had it. In fact, I can only remember changing 1 headlight. I wish GM made gaskets and power window regulators that good.
Except for my 2000 Silverado'* driving light bulbs (which seemed to go out monthly like clockwork), not a one of my cars before my current 2001 LeSabre ever gave me a lick of trouble with any lamps. That'* gotta be a record of some kind.
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