Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Don't do that Desdemona. Its a good way to fall over, possibly hurt yourself, and damage the light assembly if you don't let go.
Not sure why it was never brought up in this thread. but it has been in others and I have done it myself a few times.
What you want to do, is remove the bolts, then get a leather belt about an inch or two wide, or a strap of some kind, and loop this around the top edge of the rear light assembly (You do not need to dismantle any part of your roof rails). With your feet planted firmly, and holding the ends of the belt in each hand, give it a good pull towards you). Be prepared it will give suddenly when the clips holding it pop out. I say this because I lost my balance first time I did it and was lucky I didn't fall or break anything and I wasn't on a ladder...