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help installing taillights #24387 Jul 1, 7:30pm Jul 1, 7:30pm
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help installing taillights
aight! as most of you know there are 3 bolts connecting the tail lights to the celi and the first two is a breeze to take off well i am having trouble taking off the 3rd one which is hidden behind the plastic part of the car i cant seem to reach it with a wrech and there is no room for me to turn it... frown.. i searched the install guide and i saw it was possible to take off the plastic but i do not know quite how to do it(which screws to take off.. and do i just pull it out) any help is greatly apreciated also any pics would be a big help smile thanks

Re: help installing taillights [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #24388 Jul 1, 7:41pm Jul 1, 7:41pm
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they sell a electric screwdriver at target and probably anywhere else that uses the same idea as the snake light. It is flexable and gets in everything but still turns at the push of a button. it is only like $16.99. you can use it for screwing in or taking bolts out or anything that deals with turning. i think im gonna pick one up tomorrow after work.


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Re: help installing taillights [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #24389 Jul 1, 10:01pm Jul 1, 10:01pm
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Also at Target, there is a MINI-RATCHET set that can be picked up for $9.99... I bought one a few months ago and the thing is amazing - I can get into locations that I would have never been able to get to before... one of the better tool investments I aquiered since buying the celica! thumbsup

the mini-ratchet set comes in a black plastic case and is manufactured by DURABUILT, comes in metric or std sizes...


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Re: help installing taillights [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #24390 Jul 1, 10:03pm Jul 1, 10:03pm
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That's the easy way. I did mine the hard way and took off my plastic panels.

Re: help installing taillights [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #24391 Jul 1, 10:12pm Jul 1, 10:12pm
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You can also unscrew the hook that's on the side of the trunk, which will allow you to pull the plastic down just enough to stick your hand in there with a socket wrench.

Re: help installing taillights [Re: Karrion28] #24392 Jul 1, 10:22pm Jul 1, 10:22pm
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thanks for the replies i wil probably try the ratchet isaac recomneded might be easier than taking off the plastic panel

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Re: help installing taillights [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #24393 Jul 2, 1:30pm Jul 2, 1:30pm
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use a normal wrench on it not ratchet thats what i did and it worked just fine

Re: help installing taillights [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #24394 Jul 2, 6:34pm Jul 2, 6:34pm
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Just make sure you don't drop the bolts into any hidden place. They are a bitch to get out! rice


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Re: help installing taillights [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #24395 Jul 3, 1:06pm Jul 3, 1:06pm
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I think I took a small wrench and just lined that sucker up and turned it until it was pretty loose. Then I used my hand to get in there and turn it off the end and hold onto it so it wouldn't fall. I did it pretty good, no hassle.


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