QUOTE(KaranB @ Aug 7 2008, 12:06 AM)
I tried to remove my tail light housing but it wouldnt budge! I pulled and pulled, rocked it everywhich way but it just wouldnt come off. Granted it was in the middle of winter, -20c outside, so it might've been frozen solid. But I gave up, and didnt want to risk breaking any plastic pieces :(
It's really easy. I've been swapping out tail lights lately, trying to find out how to fix the stupid LED brake light/cruise control problem and I've pretty much mastered the tail light removal. Here's how you do it (all directions are for the LEFT housing, please compensate when working on your RIGHT housing):
1.) Remove the screws from the housing.
2.) Place your fingers from your right hand behind clamp that holds the screws in.
3.) Place your left palm right over the side tail marker on the brake light housing (it's the small bulb just after the turn signal).
4.) While pressing downwards (towards the ground) with your left hand, gently pull the housing away from the car.
5.) With your right hand, gently rock the housing left and right.
6.) After a few rocks, the housing should pop out.
The reason you want to push downwards is to keep the housing from popping upwards when you take it out, which is how I ended up chipping my housing. It's super easy and if I had a better camera, I'd take a video too.