HOW TO REPLACE TAIL LIGHT LENSE.

  • Tiny
  • Eugene Varcados
  • 2002 Buick Limited
  • 110,000 miles

Tail light lense (red) on driver's side (on the trunk lid)is broken. Looks like the entire panel needs removal first. Can just the lense be replaced or do I need the entire light (license plate) panel replaced?

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 12:36 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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The lens should be replaceable. For me to be sure, upload a pic for me to see.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 12:40 AM
  • Tiny
  • Eugene Varcados
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The lense in question is the second from the left. The square one not the contoured one on the fender.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 12:51 AM
  • Tiny
  • Eugene Varcados
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Not the picture I expected. I'll try another.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 12:53 AM
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  • Eugene Varcados
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Guess either one would do. Didn't notice the enlargement option.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 12:55 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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If there are no screws on the outside, open the trunk to remove it.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 12:55 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Let me know if you have other questions.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 12:56 AM
  • Tiny
  • Eugene Varcados
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I have loosen the screws(2); lense didn't move. So I loosened one of the panel screws. The entire panel (across the trunk) is removable with all the lights and the license plate panel. I don't wish to dismantle the my car until I get the replacement (have to drive to the yard). My question is: is the lens able to be separated from the panel after the panel is detached from the vehicle? Quite a bit of price difference between 1 lense and the entire panel.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 1:20 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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They are usually one piece.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 1:28 AM
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  • Eugene Varcados
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Yes, I know they usually are. I was looking for a more specific response. Thanks anyway. I supply you with the answer after I've dismantled a wreck to find out.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 AT 8:03 AM
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  • Chevyforlife
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You have to take the carpet out of the way and there is 3 10mm nuts that hold the whole light in. Then the bulbs will just twist out and you can swap then to the new one.

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Saturday, May 19th, 2012 AT 2:23 PM

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