How do you access light bulb of side lights on thetrunk box?


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How do you access light bulb of side lights on thetrunk box?

Postby my-89 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:39 pm



I have 3 out of 6 bulbs not burning of the light bulbs on side lights of trunk box. I have the bottom of the trunk box dropped already. Do the back of the lights pop off the front red reflector part to drop down and access the bulbs to be changed?



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Re: How do you access light bulb of side lights on thetrunk

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:21 am

Once you have the trunk bottom cover off, you should see the light's wiring harness running up each side, underneath each light/reflector and the wires to each bulb inside.
You pull down and out each rubber bulb base that is burned out, out of it's socket in the lense, to replace those bulbs that are burned out.



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Re: How do you access light bulb of side lights on thetrunk

Postby my-89 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:06 pm

Thanks for the guidance......didn't realize it was going to be that easy!..........done deal

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Re: How do you access light bulb of side lights on thetrunk

Postby wingpilot08 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:03 pm

my-89 wrote:Thanks for the guidance......didn't realize it was going to be that easy!..........done deal


Get LED strips and replace the incandescent bulbs...much brighter, less heat and less power!!
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Re: How do you access light bulb of side lights on thetrunk

Postby seelyark1 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:43 am

my-89 wrote:I have 3 out of 6 bulbs not burning of the light bulbs on side lights of trunk box. I have the bottom of the trunk box dropped already. Do the back of the lights pop off the front red reflector part to drop down and access the bulbs to be changed?


Once you have reached that point, the two acorn nuts inside the trunk will let you remove the light in total.


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