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Old 10-11-2012, 12:37 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Sonic_HedgeHog View Post
DO NOT DROP THE NUTS!!!

That is all...
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Originally Posted by VH5150 View Post
Do Not--I repeat--Do Not drop the plastic retaining nuts inside the interior trim panel!
Once you get the nuts removed, the locating pi will still be holding the taillight in place. Give it a good, firm tug, and the light will separate from the body. Then disconnect the wiring harness. Did I mention not to drop the wing nuts?
And I thought that I was the only one What a mother-flipping nightmare...

Fwiw, if anyone drops a nut on a vehicle with the Sony system, you can use the subwoofer mounting nut as a replacement until you get one from the dealer. That is, of course, if you don't want to spend the three hours trying to get the plastic one back out of the depths of hell that it fell in to...
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