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REAR LIGHT REMOVAL

Identify the location(s) of the bulb(s) to be changed. Release or remove the relevant luggage compartment access panel.

Right-side access panel:

Turn the securing lug 90 degrees counter-clockwise to release. Lower and lift to remove the access panel.

Reverse the removal procedure to refit.

Left-side access panel:

Turn the securing lug 90 degrees counter-clockwise to release. Pull to lower the access panel.

Reverse the removal procedure to refit.

Rear light removal:
  1. Continually rotate the rear light's securing bolt counter-clockwise until fully released, and then remove.

  2. Lightly press down and hold the rear light's securing lug and then carefully move the rear light a small distance away from the vehicle. Doing so allows access to the rear light's electrical connector.

    CAUTION

    Do not completely remove the rear light from the vehicle until the vehicle's wiring loom has been released and disconnected. Doing so may damage the vehicle's wiring loom and the rear light.

  3. Release the vehicle's wiring loom from the rear light's securing lug.

  4. Press and hold the securing lug at the base of the electrical connector. Pull to release it from the rear light.

  5. Completely remove the rear light from the vehicle.

    CAUTION

    Make sure that the rear light is placed on a soft surface that will not damage or scratch the rear light lens.

Reverse the removal procedure to refit.