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I'm trying to replace the tail light assembly lens on the

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I'm trying to replace the tail light assembly lens on the trunk of a 2006 buick lucerne. I have removed the 4 nuts but cannot move the lens assembly. I keep thinking I'm going to break it.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I'm just trying to replace the light bulbs and I have done that. But one of the bulbs fell out of the assembly and is now stuck at the bottom of the lens and i'm just trying to get it out.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Daniel Jones replied 9 months ago.

Hello. Welcome to the site. Thanks for coming.

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I'm here to provide as much information and insight as I can, to best answer your question.

Are you replacing the assembly on the trunk itself or a tail light on the rear quarter panel?

Thank you for posting your question.

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Expert:  Joe Prestia replied 9 months ago.

There is a small plastic locking tab in the bottom corner of the lense (the portion farthest to the front of the vehicle. It sometimes can be quite stubborn. Ive had the best luck with wiggling a small plastic prybar or wedge about an inch up from the corner of the lense. Haven't broken one yet. Good luck!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The assembly on the trunk itself - with the auxiliary tail light and the back up light. Not the assembly on the rear quarter panel.
Expert:  Joe Prestia replied 9 months ago.

If you've removed the nuts from the back side it should come out. Attached is and exploded diagram of the way it's assembled. Try pushing on the studs you reoved the nuts from to see if it will pop out.

Expert:  Joe Prestia replied 9 months ago.

Did you get that Tail ligh housing out of there yet?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Had to give up for the night. So a bulb is still stuck in the housing but I'm not really worried about it at this point in time.
Expert:  Daniel Jones replied 9 months ago.

Hi, Just wanted to get an update on how you made out with vehicle.

If you need more help, please use the "Reply" tab to continue our conversation - I'm happy to answer follow-up questions.

Thank you for posting your question.

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Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 9 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you

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