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tail light removal 2005 hybrid

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Old 11-10-2009, 10:37 PM
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Does anyone know how to remover the outer (left) tail light housing on a 2005 hybrid.
I unscrewed the 3 nuts but the housing does not come out.
Does the bumper have to be removed?

Any help would be appreciated
 
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:16 PM
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yup, bumper needs to be removed, and welcome to HAF
 
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:04 AM
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There's a bracket underneath the lamp. The bumper picture shows some fasteners, but doesn't really show the exact location & quantity of ALL them.



 
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:06 AM
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Thanks for that. What I thought would be a 5 minute job turns out to be a weekend project then
 
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:21 AM
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Yeah, I've never understood why it should be socially unacceptable for any fasteners to be visible.
 
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:04 PM
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It was indeed not too bad of a job
3 bolts in each fender well, 2 on the bottom and twobehind the lid.
There is indeed a bracket.
Once you unbolt the bracket the unit slides out and it is all easy from there.
Now I just have to get the scratch on the bumper fixed
Again thanks for the help
 
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