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how to remove jeep patriot taillight assembly

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how to remove jeep patriot taillight assembly
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  George H. replied 8 years ago.

Hello I will answer your question,


This will help let me know if you have questions





  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Open the liftgate to access and remove the two push pin fasteners (5) that secure the rear lamp unit (4) to the side trough of the liftgate opening.
  3. Pull the outboard side of the rear lamp unit rearward far enough to unsnap the two ball studs on the outboard side of the lamp housing from the two plastic grommets (3) in the quarter outer panel (2).
  4. Pull the lamp away from the vehicle far enough to access and disconnect the three unibody wire harness connectors (1, 6 and 8) from the bulb socket connector receptacles on the back of the lamp housing.
  5. Remove the lamp from the lamp opening of the quarter outer panel.

Thank you

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
how do I remove the push pins (an not damge them)?
Expert:  George H. replied 8 years ago.
Use a small screwdriver to pry the center out and they will release. I will keep looking for a diagram of how they work for you
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