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Hey guys,

I need to remove the tail light lenses tonight. Can't see how to get to them, maybe I'm missing something? Don't want to get heavy handed and break something. 1985 Coupe. Thanks in advance.
Roger
 

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1) Remove License Plate
2) Remove backup lamp housing
3) Reach behind rear facia and unbolt inward lens housing
4) Reach in through removed lens and unbolt outward lens
5 minutes job
 

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Spinman said:
1) Remove License Plate
2) Remove backup lamp housing
3) Reach behind rear facia and unbolt inward lens housing
4) Reach in through removed lens and unbolt outward lens
5 minutes job


What he said. The bolt size is 10mm and use a 1/4" rachet works better for the small area.
 

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Spinman said:
1) Remove License Plate
2) Remove backup lamp housing
3) Reach behind rear facia and unbolt inward lens housing
4) Reach in through removed lens and unbolt outward lens
5 minutes job

Thats how you do it. I did'nt have to remove the backup lamp tho, I managed to reach in there with it still on. Its a #10 socket.:)
 

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thanks...

that is what we will do.
Roger:thumbsup:
 

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All done...

Came off just fine. Man, that is a small area to get your arm in (ouch). As I said took them off to finish prepping the car for paint. But while they were out I replaced all the light bulbs. Finish prep tomorrow, paint friday.:) Thanks again. Roger
 

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Hi Raidmagic...

I just posted a little run through in the paint section. Please check it out and let me know what you think. the car is original gold. Didn't want to change colors so I opted to spice it up. Real worried about it looking cheesy, but if it comes out like what I see in my head I will be very happy. He, the painter, sprayed me a sample piece on an old fender (not my specific gold, but a gold he had with the flake) I'm hopeful.
Roger
 
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