Notices
928 Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by: 928 Specialists

Tail light cover removal

 
Old 12-10-2010, 04:48 PM
  #1  
Abby Normal
In Your Face, Ace
Rennlist Member

Thread Starter
 
Abby Normal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 11,118
Default Tail light cover removal

Any tricks to getting these darn things off without cracking the cover? It's as if they were silconed Guess it's just the age of the seals..
Abby Normal is offline  
Old 12-10-2010, 07:43 PM
  #2  
jwillman
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
jwillman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,842
Default

Originally Posted by Abby View Post
Any tricks to getting these darn things off without cracking the cover? It's as if they were silconed Guess it's just the age of the seals..
Mine were stuck pretty tight as well. The bumper also seemed stuck to the lense assembly. I used a plastic trim pry bar to free the lense from the plastic bumper and then used a 90 deg pawl inside the screw holes to apply some outward pressure working from hole to hole til it popped loose.

Note to self!! Place a stack of soft material on the ground below the lense just in case it pops loose. Don't want to have it chip or shatter if it were to hit the ground. Don't ask me how I know

Last edited by jwillman; 12-11-2010 at 08:58 AM.
jwillman is offline  
Old 12-10-2010, 08:14 PM
  #3  
Dave928S
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Dave928S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 4,585
Default

Originally Posted by jwillman View Post
Mine were stuck pretty tight as well. The bumper also seemed stuck to the lense assebmbly. I used a plastic trim pry bar to free the lense from the plastic bumper and then used a 90 deg pawl inside the screww holes to apply some outward pressure working from hole to hole til it popped loose.

Note to self!! Place a stack of soft material on the fround below the lense just in case it pops loose. Don't want to have it chip or shatter if it were to hit the ground. Don't ask me how I know
I'll second all that

Holding your breath and swearing also helps.
Dave928S is offline  
Old 12-10-2010, 11:59 PM
  #4  
Mrmerlin
Petie3rd
Rennlist Member

This Post Sponsored by:
Dow Corning« & DeoxIT«
 
Mrmerlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Philly PA
Posts: 22,569
Default

note the lens pulls straight out to the rear of the car not at an angle
Mrmerlin is offline  
Old 12-11-2010, 11:17 AM
  #5  
Abby Normal
In Your Face, Ace
Rennlist Member

Thread Starter
 
Abby Normal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 11,118
Default

Thanks for the tips guys.

The rear side marker and tail-light on one side will not work. Neither side was working and I replaced fuse 40 & 41 and the right side started working. I worked fuse 40 in and out a few times to ensure good contact but still no luck. I'm trying to remove the cover to change the bulb, but the damn cover is really stuck on there and I'm trying not to crack it..
Abby Normal is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Tail light cover removal


Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: