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Old 10-08-2005, 11:12 PM   #1
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how to remove hatch tail light cluster?

hey peeps,

this probably sounds silly but i can't remove it! :)

i've looked through the how to archive and a few other places on the net for some tips on removing the rear hatch tail light cluster so i can replace the brake light.

the ford manual is not very friendly either.

i've removed the screw from where the gas strut normal sits when the hatch is closed.

i've removed the thumb screw from behind in the boot area.

but it does not want to come out easily, i don't want to apply heaps of force for obvious reasons. it seems to be getting caught near the upper part of the cluster.

any suggestions?

thanks heaps,
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Old 10-08-2005, 11:26 PM   #2
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Once you take out the two screws ( one plastic peiece and one actual screw ) all you have to do is yank it off. It will seem to be held on by the upper right part of the taillight but u just have to pull it out fairly hard, just dont yank the wires.
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:56 AM   #3
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Yeah, it's a friction fit. They'll come out, just be gentle..
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:50 PM   #4
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just pretend its like sex..at first you gotta be gentle then you can be as rough as you want.lol
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should i pull it towards me i.e. away from the back of the car

or

should i lift it up vertically off?


thanks for the replies so far every one :)
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little bit of both, more towards you
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