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I need to replace my passenger side tail light cover on my…

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I need to replace my passenger side tail light cover on my 2016 Sorento, how do I get the old one off?

Mechanic's Assistant: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to go over that information regarding your Kia Sorento. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know?

The bulb does not need to be replaced just the outer cover

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Kia Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 7 months ago
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Hi,

The lens is not designed to come off or be replaced by itself, only as a complete taillight assembly. do you want those directions

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Kia Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 7 months ago

HI,

Ok, open the liftgate and you should see 2 screws to remove - see attached

Once you do that, you will need to pull hard on the taillight assembly to free it as there is a ball and socket locator pin at the outer top rear of the assembly that helps hold it in place

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