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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback: the plastic housing that..brake light

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Hello. I need to replace the "combination light" on my 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon. The "combination light" is the plastic housing that holds the rear brake light and turn signal. When I search online, I can't seem to find the part. (I found a turn signal, but the picture didn't match the part on my car.) Also, I wonder if you can advise me where to buy the bulb. Finally, do you know a safe and easy place to order parts like this that are salvaged, rather than new? Thanks so much for any advise you might have.
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Is this the part you are talking about?
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Yes, that looks like it! I have some damage on both sides, but I really need to replace the passenger side.
Thank you.

The reason you have not been able to find this is because this is called a Tail Light. I would suggest that you check ebay. You will find plenty at a good price (see links below). These are $40 new from ebay (link 2&3). The bulbs you can find in most parts stores. You can go to Autozone and they will have it.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Great! Now I'm embarrassed. I had looked on eBay but hadn't found it. One clarification: Do you know how I can install this? Or, better yet, do you know of a web site where I can read about installation techniques for various problems in my car? Thanks!

The only thing that i cank think of is a Forum where you can talk with others who have the same car...

And this one
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Okay, thanks. Any chance you might know how to install this item? I looked and it's not intuitive how to remove it.
I don't quite recall but I think it's like this:

Open the trunk and pull back the black carpet. You will either see 3 bolts or 3 plastic flys that serve as bolts (stilled turned counter clockwise). Unbolt and pull out.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks for your help. Have a great evening. -Danny