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Folks,
I bought a couple of LED bulbs to replace the bulbs in the backup lights
to get more light back there for backing up. I open the hatch and remove
the one nut that I see. Now I can pry up that one side of the lens a
little bit but can do no more and I do not see any other thing that is
holding the lens in place. What do I need to do to get at the bulbs?
[....and yes, for those that will inevitably say 'read the manual', the
manual is somewhere not to be found at this time ;-) ]
Tomes
 
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> Folks,
> I bought a couple of LED bulbs to replace the bulbs in the backup lights
> to get more light back there for backing up. I open the hatch and remove
> the one nut that I see. Now I can pry up that one side of the lens a
> little bit but can do no more and I do not see any other thing that is
> holding the lens in place. What do I need to do to get at the bulbs?
> [....and yes, for those that will inevitably say 'read the manual', the
> manual is somewhere not to be found at this time ;-) ]
> Tomes

From looking at a picture of the tail lights, I would imagine that there are
at least 2 nuts that hold the assembly in place. Sometimes, there will be
an access panel behind the light socket so you can change the bulb without
having to remove the light assembly.
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[email protected] "Tomes" writes:

> [...] I open the hatch and remove the one nut that I see. Now
> I can pry up that one side of the lens a little bit but can do
> no more and I do not see any other thing that is holding the
> lens in place. [...]


Have you tried sliding/twisting the cover? There may be a small
tongue or tab on the other side. (Do it gently, of course.)
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"Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
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> "Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> Folks,
>> I bought a couple of LED bulbs to replace the bulbs in the backup
>> lights to get more light back there for backing up. I open the hatch
>> and remove the one nut that I see. Now I can pry up that one side of
>> the lens a little bit but can do no more and I do not see any other
>> thing that is holding the lens in place. What do I need to do to get
>> at the bulbs?
>> [....and yes, for those that will inevitably say 'read the manual', the
>> manual is somewhere not to be found at this time ;-) ]
>> Tomes

> From looking at a picture of the tail lights, I would imagine that there
> are at least 2 nuts that hold the assembly in place. Sometimes, there
> will be an access panel behind the light socket so you can change the
> bulb without having to remove the light assembly.
> Ray O


Thanks Ray. Is this picture on line anywhere? I see no access panel. I
suppose the next step will be removing the whole interior panel, but I was
hoping to not need to do that and that there was a trick... From the way
it feels, it seems like there is a 2nd nut in there.
Tomes
 
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"Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
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>> "Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Folks,
>>> I bought a couple of LED bulbs to replace the bulbs in the backup lights
>>> to get more light back there for backing up. I open the hatch and
>>> remove the one nut that I see. Now I can pry up that one side of the
>>> lens a little bit but can do no more and I do not see any other thing
>>> that is holding the lens in place. What do I need to do to get at the
>>> bulbs?
>>> [....and yes, for those that will inevitably say 'read the manual', the
>>> manual is somewhere not to be found at this time ;-) ]
>>> Tomes

>> From looking at a picture of the tail lights, I would imagine that there
>> are at least 2 nuts that hold the assembly in place. Sometimes, there
>> will be an access panel behind the light socket so you can change the
>> bulb without having to remove the light assembly.
>> Ray O

>
> Thanks Ray. Is this picture on line anywhere? I see no access panel. I
> suppose the next step will be removing the whole interior panel, but I was
> hoping to not need to do that and that there was a trick... From the way
> it feels, it seems like there is a 2nd nut in there.
> Tomes
>

I just looked at a picture of the exterior of the back of the van and
guessed that there are at least 2 attachment points because of the width of
the light assembly.

Sorry, I'm out of ideas without looking at the light assembly.

Good luck!
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Ray O
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