2006 Chevy Aveo

Tiny
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2006 Chevy Aveo

How to take off the back light assmbly so that the blinker light can be replaced? Found 2 screws but theres got to be more to it
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Sunday, August 30th, 2009 AT 6:42 PM

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Tiny
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I was struggling with it myself. Manual says "unscrew two screews and pull" or something like that. I pulled - it stayed there. Somebody suggested that it has to be pulled to the side. DIdn't work either.

I've been driving my Aveo without left turn signal risking to get a ticket or get to an accident, but I'm too cheap to pay $80 for something that I am supposed to be able to do myself.

In order to understand the mechanics you have to know that. Assembly is attached to the body in 4 places. Two of them you release when you remove two visible screws. Two you can't see. Imagine two sticks that are attached to the light's assembly, and two holes in the car body. Sticks are slightly thicker at the ends; holes have kind of springs in them. When you install it, you just push these sticks into the holes and the springs will hold these thicker parts. To remove, you have to do a reverse action - pull, as the manual says. It's hard to pull then to push because the assembly is smooth and you have nothing to hold to.

After you remove two screws, move the assembly a little bit so you'd get something like a quarter -inch free space between the top of the assembly and the car's body. Put tips of your fingers there and pull. Don't be afraid to use some force. You'll release the top stick. Then carefully pull the bottom part - you'll release the second stick.
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Monday, September 7th, 2009 AT 10:21 AM

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