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#1 (permalink) Old 12-16-2008, 08:22 PM
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NEED HELP!!! How to remove tail lights???!!!

So this might have been discussed before... And I apologize in advance if it has.

I tried installing tail light covers on my 2007. Well, I can not find ANYWHERE how to remove the tail lights! Seems impossible!

Please help! I really want to put these on, but I'm stuck.

I have no clue how to remove them. I opened the compartment where they're located, but only saw a tab and 1 screw with nut attached. I removed screw but it really is hard to see/locate anything else...

Thank you so much for the help! (In advance...)
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There are 4 bolts on each one. 2 are located thru the tool panels. The other 2 are behind the panel thru a 1" hole towards the hatch opening. I had the help of having a new taillight so I knew where to look! After you get the bolts off you pull towards the back of the Rav. They still have some clips.

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Thanks for the help... I am mind boggled!!! Any pics or place where I can find images as to where they are located?

I kind of understood what you said, but still having problems exactly locating the bolts, etc...

Thanks again.
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Check my album I uploaded 2 pics for you, guess its 3 bolts!

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It is tedious and almost impossible, you gotta have small hands also.
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There are 4 bolts on each one. 2 are located thru the tool panels. The other 2 are behind the panel thru a 1" hole towards the hatch opening. I had the help of having a new taillight so I knew where to look! After you get the bolts off you pull towards the back of the Rav. They still have some clips.
Do I have to remove the panel to get to the bolts? If so, how? I removed all the screws and bolts I could find - including the seat tether and cargo net hook bolts, and can not get the panel off. I took a look at the tech info page but it's no help in actually finding the bolt locations.
 
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Nismopowered,

With help from the images you posted regarding the taillights, I successfully replaced mine with a set of 2010 LED taillights. I unbolted about 5 bolts/screws on each rear panel, pulled it back just enough to access the other 2 nuts that hold the taillight on, and installed the new set.

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Glad I could, your welcome!

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Where did you find 2010 led taillights? Did you get them through the dealer or an online retailer?

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Through a local Toyota dealership in the Parts Department...

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