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REMOVAL - TAILLAMPS
Each rear lamp unit for this vehicle consists of two pieces. An outer rear lamp unit that is secured at the rear of
each quarter panel. An inner rear lamp is secured on each outboard side of the liftgate outer panel adjacent to the
outer lamp.
OUTER

1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Locate and remove the plastic push-pin fastener
that secures the bracket on the bottom of the
inboard side of the outer rear tail lamp housing (2)
to the upper flange of the rear fascia.
3. Open the liftgate to access and remove the two
plastic push-pin fasteners (1) that secure the
inboard side of the lamp to the side jamb of the
liftgate opening.
4. Pull the outboard side of the lamp rearward far
enough to disengage the two ball studs on the back
of the lamp housing from the plastic grommets (3)
in the lamp opening of the body sheet metal (4).
5. Pull the lamp away from the vehicle far enough to
access and disconnect the two body wire harness
connectors (5) from the two bulb socket connector
receptacles on the back of the lamp housing.
6. Remove the lamp from the vehicle.



Inner
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Open the liftgate (2) to access and remove the
inside trim p.anel from the lower liftgate.
3. Disconnect the two liftgate wire harness connectors
(3) from the bulb socket connector receptacles on
the back of the inner rear tail lamp unit (4).
4. Remove the four acorn nuts (1) that secure the four
studs on the back of the lamp housing to the lamp
opening of the liftgate.
5. Remove the lamp from the vehicle.



REMOVAL - REAR FOG LAMP
NOTE: The following procedure applies only to vehicles manufactured for certain export markets where
rear fog lamps are optional or required equipment. In North American markets, a rear reflex
(reflector) is installed in each rear fascia opening used for the rear fog lamps, but rear fog lamps
are not available in vehicles manufactured for North American markets.
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Using a trim stick or another suitable wide flatbladed
tool, gently pry the inboard edge of the rear
fog lamp housing (2) out from the rear bumper
fascia (1) far enough to disengage the snap feature
integral to the inboard side of the lamp housing
from the rear fascia opening.
3. Pull the lamp housing slightly inboard to disengage
the retention feature integral to the outboard side of
the lamp housing from the rear fascia opening.
4. Pull the lamp away from the rear fascia opening far
enough to access and disconnect the rear fascia
wire harness connector from the lamp socket on the
back of the lamp housing.
5. Remove the lamp from the back of the rear fascia.





 

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REMOVAL - CHMSL LAMP
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the spoiler (1) and Center High Mounted
Stop Lamp (CHMSL) (2) from the liftgate flip-up
glass as a unit. (see page 5)
3. Reach through the opening on the liftgate side of
the spoiler to access and disconnect the wire
harness connector (3) from the connector
receptacle on the back of the CHMSL housing.
4. Remove the two screws (4) that secure the CHMSL
to the spoiler.
5. Remove the CHMSL from the spoiler.




REMOVAL - REAR SPOILER
Labor Operations: Click to display a list of Labor Operations associated with this procedure
1. Open the liftgate.
2. Locate the four mounting screws (4) for the spoiler,
through the glass and remove.
3. Remove the hinge nuts (5).
4. Remove the header trim (3).
5. Disconnect the electrical connector to the courtesy
light (2).
6. Disconnect the washer solvent supply hose and the
electrical connector.
7. Lower the liftgate.
8. Pivot the spoiler (1) towards the front of the vehicle.
9. Remove the washer solvent grommet (4).
10. Remove spoiler from vehicle.







REMOVAL - REAR LICENSE PLATE LAMP
NOTE: The following procedure is for replacement of a license plate lamp bulb. The license plate lamps
are integral to the liftgate handle and light bar unit. If any part of these lamps is ineffective or
damaged, the entire handle and light bar unit must be replaced.
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Reach under the liftgate handle and light bar unit
(2) to access and depress the latch tab (1) on the
outboard side of the license plate lamp lens toward
the lens (3).
3. Pull the outboard side of the lens downward far
enough to disengage the two tabs on the inboard
side of the lens from the lamp housing.
4. Remove the lens from under the handle and light
bar.
5. Firmly grasp and pull the bulb (2) straight out of the
socket (1) in the outboard side of the lamp housing.



 
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