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Old 04-25-2008, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, i figured out out to disconnect the light bulb from the assembly. I have the lightbulb out of the Lens, but now how do i get the lens to pop out? On thread say that theres a big tab on the fixture, squeeze that and pop out. I do not see any tab that i can squeeze. Can someone tell me, in detail, how to pop out the old lens? and how to put the clear side marker lens back in?
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Easiest way is to remove the two screw tab from each wheel well and then the following 4 screws from underneath each side of the car to move the plastic pieces out of the way. If you have the wheel off, that would help tremendously. But you if you can manage it, by all means....

There is a tab at on one of the sides where you can either use a needle nose plier to clamp the the edge and then push out from behind the bumper. Or you can use a flathead screwdriver to pry it out at an angle.

To replace I recommend to insert the bulb housings first and then just push the lenses back in with the clamp side going in last. Then you should feel a snap going back into the bumper.

Hope it helps!GL!
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Easiest way is to remove the two screw tab from each wheel well and then the following 4 screws from underneath each side of the car to move the plastic pieces out of the way. If you have the wheel off, that would help tremendously. But you if you can manage it, by all means....

There is a tab at on one of the sides where you can either use a needle nose plier to clamp the the edge and then push out from behind the bumper. Or you can use a flathead screwdriver to pry it out at an angle.

To replace I recommend to insert the bulb housings first and then just push the lenses back in with the clamp side going in last. Then you should feel a snap going back into the bumper.

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Thanks that helps a lot. But which side of the marker is the tab on? Is it on the side that is closer to the back of the car?
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LOL...well yes it is. But the pics do not show up anymore. So his search may have ended at that point.

Normally I would say search or give them the link, but the sticky is like 2/3 yrs old with no pics, much like a lot of the 'stickys' posted.

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Thanks that helps a lot. But which side of the marker is the tab on? Is it on the side that is closer to the back of the car?[/b]
Yes the tabs is towards the back of the car. Hold up the clear sidemarker next to it to sort of visualize what your trying to pry.
And actually push the marker out while prying... The first time I did this, I was prying for a while and finally realized all I had to do was push it out while prying...
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Yea I know that way of taking out the sides, but that way, you are really risking your paintjob. I'd be wary of doing it that specific way...

And that's from the "other" site. It's kinda frowned upon to mention them here because when we cross post over there, they edit our posts like they have a filter built in for just cross-posting...Just a fyi...
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Yea I know that way of taking out the sides, but that way, you are really risking your paintjob. I'd be wary of doing it that specific way...

And that's from the "other" site. It's kinda frowned upon to mention them here because when we cross post over there, they edit our posts like they have a filter built in for just cross-posting...Just a fyi...[/b]

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I generaly jsut stick my hand in there with a short metal object and pop it out. Cursing seems to help because it won't pop out until you start cursing.

Put the metal object against the big side (the one towards the rear fo the car) and push froward (towards the front of the car) and push out the whole time. The plastic bumper is very flexible but don't over do it because your paint might not be.

Do it until you start to curse and that's right when you reach the point of going too far and being too frustrated and it magically pops out.

Installation is much easier but those plugs are nothing funny. Make sure to force them all the way together.

EDIT: Oh thought it was a given you had to go from behind. My method involves turning the wheels and unscrewing a few from the gaurd atached to the underside of the bumper so you can get your hand in there. I would never try to pry it out from the outside...that's just dumb. Not to mention I don't think it would work considering how they are held in.
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