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how do u change the [far right side]taillight bulb in an 88? my arm is too big too fit up thru the mufflers to get to the darn thing..
 

Tom73

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Remove license plate, reach up behind and remove the inner light, then reach through the inner light opening to service the outer light.
 

WhalePirot

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Or drop the muffler enough to get your arm up there.

It's rather easy to do, too.

Easier, IMHO than removing the inner light.

:w
 
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DkBG

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I had a small boy with long arms change mine . Cliff
 

billd

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A beer and a couple of hours

I replaced mine and I found that a beer and a couple of hours worked. The other thing that worked was to get my 12 year old to stick his arm up there and replace it.
 

malc350

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changing bulbs

Personally I've never had any luck by just removing the license plate & reversing light bulbs. I prefer to remove the gas filler door, cap, and rubber gasket and go in from the top. It's still a tight squeeze though and you have to be real careful not to scrape your arms on the sharp metal edges.

There must have been a few sighs of relief when the 91 came out! (A couple of screws per lens gets you to the bulbs)

Regards, Malc.
90 Callaway Twin Turbo.
 

JonM

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Re: A beer and a couple of hours

Maybe you should rent the kid out. :)

billd said:
I replaced mine and I found that a beer and a couple of hours worked. The other thing that worked was to get my 12 year old to stick his arm up there and replace it.
 

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