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Old 07-16-2006, 09:42 PM   #1
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One of my rear lights is out but I can't seem to locate the spot on where to access it. Any help would be appreciated. I managed to pull out a plug like thing from the top of the lid but that was about it.

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You talking about the one in the trunk lid? There is a plastic cover that goes from one side to the other. There are a few plastic buttons, look for these and use a pliers to pull the center out, this will allow you to remove the plugs holding the cover in place. You should then be able to access the lights. When I did mine I remove teh whole light fixture, but I can't remember if you really need to do that or if I did more work then I needed to do.
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Yea, the one in the trunk lid itself....thanks for the tip, I will go give it a shot right now.
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There are 5 bolts that hold that bad boy on. The one that is hidden is to the right of the trunk lock. I wanna say 10 mil nut...make sure you take it off before you break something
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It looks like the light and the connector are one piece. Does anyone know if this is the case or am I missing something?
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there should be a tab on the connector (3 wires?) that go to the light assembly.

Look real colse, flat head screwdriver will help
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Good instruction Greg...

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Thanks for the help fellas, I got both of them changed out this morning.
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While you were in there, you should have converted 'em to brake lights..

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Only took a couple of hours, half a pint of blood, 3 band-aids, 1/4 tube burn ointment (molten plastic is hot boys and girls), 12 swear words, and 3 beers....

Thanks to RandMan for the parts, and BillBoost for shipping them.
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Bah to the brake lights..

Light up the Pontiac on it... and add it to the brake lights!
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