Replacing Trunk Tail Light Bult


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Replacing Trunk Tail Light Bult

Postby wesjones » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:09 pm



Which screws do you remove from inside the trunk in order to replace the tail light bulb on the 08 1800.
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Re: Replacing Trunk Tail Light Bult

Postby rob97989 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:41 pm

There are 3 cap nuts to remove the entire assembly. Be gentle with them. I'm not sure from memory if your have to pull the assy. to replace the bulb. The bulb is in a socket which just makes a 1/4 turn to come out of the assy.
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Re: Replacing Trunk Tail Light Bult

Postby wesjones » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:04 pm

Thank you for the help. I tried a nut driver on those and they are really really tight. I'll try again.
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Re: Replacing Trunk Tail Light Bult

Postby gareva1 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:35 pm

exercise extreme caution-----many people have had these bolts snap off...then they had to be replaced

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Re: Replacing Trunk Tail Light Bult

Postby zainal » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:41 am

I have a 2008 GL1800. I just purchased a set of Show Chrome replacement trunk and saddlebag moldings with LED lights. To install the trunk lights, I need to remove the tail light assemblys on the trunk and splice the wires into the running lights. Here lies the problem. The tail lights are held in with 3 acorn nuts threaded onto bolts that I presume are molded into the plastic of tail light. On the left side,3 just spins (feels like the whole bolt is spinning almost like the nut was put on too tight at the factory) On the right side, one nut came off and 2 are spinning. I have tried backwards pressure with vice grips and pulling while turning - no luck. I have tried a socket mounted into a drill a hit it with high speed to see if the nut would break loose from the bolt - no luck. ANY THOUGHTS??

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Re: Replacing Trunk Tail Light Bult

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:11 am

zainal wrote:I have a 2008 GL1800. I just purchased a set of Show Chrome replacement trunk and saddlebag moldings with LED lights. To install the trunk lights, I need to remove the tail light assemblys on the trunk and splice the wires into the running lights. Here lies the problem. The tail lights are held in with 3 acorn nuts threaded onto bolts that I presume are molded into the plastic of tail light. On the left side,3 just spins (feels like the whole bolt is spinning almost like the nut was put on too tight at the factory) On the right side, one nut came off and 2 are spinning. I have tried backwards pressure with vice grips and pulling while turning - no luck. I have tried a socket mounted into a drill a hit it with high speed to see if the nut would break loose from the bolt - no luck. ANY THOUGHTS??

Thanks!


Sounds like the anchor in the plastic has come loose and is spinning. You might try applying heat to the nut, to try to get it to melt the plastic it's seated, then let it cool and try again. If that doesn't work, heat it more, and just pull it out of the plastic altogether. You'll obviously have to repair that once you get it off.




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