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Removing tail lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rich8419, May 17, 2008.

  1. May 17, 2008 at 5:21 PM
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    Rich8419

    Rich8419 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    is there some sort of trick to removing the rear tail lights? I'm afraid of breaking it.
     
  2. May 17, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    should just be the 2 screws inside where the tailgate is....and then pull them out. should be it
     
  3. May 17, 2008 at 5:30 PM
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    Rich8419

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    I have those two screws removed. It doesn't want to come out easily. I'm weary of just applying more force.
     
  4. May 17, 2008 at 6:46 PM
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    hondabuster

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    I just removed mine last week and had the same concerns, There are two posts and grommets, and it can take a bit of force to remove them. Just pull straight back(no side to side motion), and they should pop out.
     
  5. May 17, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    colinb17

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    i had the same problem when i was putting some guards over my taillights. like hondabuster said, just take the screwes out and pull straight back with some force. when you feel/hear the popping sound, they'll slide out easily. at that point, just make sure to completely remove them slowly so you don't snag and pull any wires.
     
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