Tail light housing removal


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Tail light housing removal

Postby Tpawre » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:45 am



I need help guys
Im painting my gl1500 and am now removing the trunk and saddlebags. After removing countless screws i cant get the taillight housing off. I have been in and out, under and above and cant find anymore screws holding it on. What am i missing?



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Re: Tail light housing removal

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:06 pm

Tpawre wrote:I need help guys
Im painting my gl1500 and am now removing the trunk and saddlebags. After removing countless screws i cant get the taillight housing off. I have been in and out, under and above and cant find anymore screws holding it on. What am i missing?


I'm not quite sure which piece you're talking about. Can you post a picture, or describe exactly what housing you're trying to remove?

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Re: Tail light housing removal

Postby Tpawre » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:18 pm

I got it figured out. The entire brake light housing, not just the bulbs. There were two screws on top hiding that i missed.

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Re: Tail light housing removal

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:38 pm

Tpawre wrote:I got it figured out. The entire brake light housing, not just the bulbs. There were two screws on top hiding that i missed.


I was guessing that was going to be what you were missing. I remember doing the same thing the first time I pulled that piece off.

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Re: Tail light housing removal

Postby Tpawre » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:41 pm

There were countless screws taking the trunk apart and when i got frustrated i walked away. Spotted 'em right off the bat this morning

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Re: Tail light housing removal

Postby seelyark1 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:15 pm

That is one of the best ways to get something done. My son, in the Navy, came home one weekend and had a Chevy engine to mount in a Toyota truck. I'm telling you, we worked our butts off to get it done. I made a lot of parts! Finally had it done and it wouldn't start. :( But it was midnight. I told him, lets look at it in the morning. We came down in the AM and looked at it, and here was a plug that wasn't plugged in. Hooked it up, and away he went. Never would have seen it the night before. :lol: A little rest and another look works wonders. :) BTW, there is still to this day, a socket in a heater hose to make it work. :lol: Long time ago, but I think of it often. He is 23 years in the Navy now.
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Re: Tail light housing removal

Postby bstig60 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:02 am

(There were countless screws taking the trunk apart and when i got frustrated i walked away. Spotted 'em right off the bat this morning)

That is a effective way of troubleshooting most anything complicated. It is easy to get into a rut. Sometimes a little time away from the problem and things become obvious.........


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