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#1 Old Sep 1st, 2007, 12:36 PM
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Angry Changing rear brake light bulb

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CAN ANYONE HELP.

HAVE UNDONE THE TWO OBVIOUS BOLTS HOLDING ON THE REAR LIGHT CLUSTER.

BUT CAN I GET THE DAM THING OFF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I WOBBLES BUT THATS ABOUT IT.

BEFORE I WREAK THE THING WITH A LARGE SCREWDRIVER CAN ANYONE GIVE ME A CLUE AS HOW TO PROCEED FROM HERE ????

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#2 Old Sep 1st, 2007, 01:36 PM
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Never done it myself but someone posted this on the UKXtrail list and I'm sure he won't mind having it passed on:


"Had to do this myself last week, and even Nissan workshop manual doesn't explain properly. Undo the two bolts you have already found, then wiggle and pull the light cluster straight back from the vehicle. It takes a bit of pulling. I spent over an hour thinking this was going to break something, I tried prying with a flat blade and was becoming concerned about damage I would do to the bodywork. just rock gently side to side and top to bottom pulling all the timel. It does come off with a bit of coaching. (there are two pins in the rear of the cluster which go straight into the body panel).It is easier the second or third time when you know what to do. ( Still feels to tight to me though)

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Do NOT use any screwdrivers!!!!!

All you need to do is grab the top edge of the tail-light right from the top corner and pull towards yourself as hard as you can. Each tail light is held in place by 3 pins going inot the body of the car. It is only hard to take them off for the first time, after that it'll be much easier.

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#5 Old Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:32 AM
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Do NOT use any screwdrivers!!!!!

All you need to do is grab the top edge of the tail-light right from the top corner and pull towards yourself as hard as you can. Each tail light is held in place by 3 pins going inot the body of the car. It is only hard to take them off for the first time, after that it'll be much easier.

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Do NOT use any screwdrivers!!!!!

All you need to do is grab the top edge of the tail-light right from the top corner and pull towards yourself as hard as you can. Each tail light is held in place by 3 pins going inot the body of the car. It is only hard to take them off for the first time, after that it'll be much easier.


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JOB DONE AND I STILL HAVE ALL MY FINGERNAILS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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