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Trouble removing lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Terrydw123, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Oct 11, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    Terrydw123

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    Ok so I want to paint the inside of my lights on my 08 Tacoma and I have been able to get out every bolt but one. It is the left head light screw that is located in the wheel well. I'm pretty sure there is some kind of nut/retainer that is spinning. I cant seem to stop it from turning. Anyone had this pronblem or have any tip as to how I could access this area better? I just don't want to start pulling stuff off without a plan. Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 11, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    use the search function bro, you will find some helpful info there.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    Take a few bolts out of the inner fender liner where it meets the fender lip. Move the liner out of the way. You should have easy access to the bolts after that. It worked like a charm for me.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    It takes a little patience to get that last bolt out. I layed on my back under the front end and reached up from the bottom. If you're having a ton of trouble getting it out, you're probably better off using the other guys advice and remove the black plastic fender because it's even more fun to put back in.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    Yeah, remove the fender, it may seem like a hassle, but you wont regret it when you actually feel like your getting somewhere.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    Cool thanks Rocketball!!! As soon as I get the time I am gonna try it. It's so frustrating that a simple screw won't come out. I have tried a bunch of different ways to stop the clip from spinning. It seems like the threads won't back out. Well once I figure it out I will post how I got it out.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    you could be trying to take out the wrong bolt theirs two bolts in that area one i think which holds the bumper to the truck and theirs another that really isnt visible that hold the headlight down wihich is right above that one i had the same problem
     
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