replacing 4kq taillight

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Sat Oct 5 17:17:46 EDT 2002

At 03:22 PM 10/05/2002 -0400, Aaron Sherrick wrote:

>I'm having problems replacing the taillight bulb in my '86 4kq.  If it had
>been a reverse light or brake light it'd be simple.  So, it looks like the
>lightbar lense must be removed to get to the bulb.  I found this thread in
>the archives:  I
>figured all of that out up until the part about yanking on it to separate it
>from the sealant.  Isn't there any way to just remove the lense instead of
>the whole lightbar?  If not, it sounds like a major PITA.

You want to change the bulb or the lens, Aaron?  The bulb holders for the
lights in the trunk lid just twist and pop out.  The big one in the fender
lights you need to pinch the sides in.

If you're replacing any lenses on the back of the 4K's,  you have to remove
the retaining fasteners and then pull them loose from the sealant as
described in your archives link.   I THINK I used a heat gun (hair dryer,
actually) to loosen up the grip of that sealant when I replaced a lens on
one of our 4Kq's, but that's been several years.

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