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Old 02-16-2007, 10:31 PM   #1
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Replacing Rear Tail light bulbs

I need an answer to a very simple question.
I need to replace one of the rear bulbs on my 01 V6, but I check the owners guide & I get the following:

"Replacing tail lamp/backup bulbs
For bulb replacement, see a dealer or qualified
Technician."

My question is how you take out the cargo net hooks without breaking them. I managed to take off the other fasteners, but I'm very cautious about prying up the hooks. Do you pop those out like the other fasteners or do you need to turn them, or will they come out when the cover comes out? HELP!
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Re: Replacing Rear Tail light bulbs

I cant remember off hand but im sure those are all clips and should be able to pop right off. Its been awhile since I can remember what the trunk of the 99+ looked like
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Thanks , I'll give it another Try.
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Re: Replacing Rear Tail light bulbs

On my '02 the hooks are screwed in, they should be the same on your '01
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Thank's for info, will let you know.
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Re: Replacing Rear Tail light bulbs

You will need to pop out the 4 plastic "christmas trees" holding the black plastic piece around the trunk latch first. From there you unscrew the 2 cargo net hooks and carefully work that piece of the trunk from it's position and out of the trunk. These are very prone to break, so take your time with it.

Once that is out of the way you will be able to see the screws for the taillights. There are 4 screws holding it in place, 2 on the side closest to the latch, and 2 on the side closest to the outside of the car. To get to the 2 on toward the outside of the car you will probably have to move/remove the side panel in your trunk. This is held in place with a plastic piece that screws into place on a bolt. If you feel where the side panel is flat with the rear deck of the car you should find it. Push down on this area to move the panel over the screw and you should be able to work behind it.

Once you take the 4 screws out, pull straight out on the taillight. It may resist some if it has never been taken off, but it's pretty straight forward from there.
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