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How To: Remove Tail lights (Coupe)

This is how you remove your taillights out of your Cobalt Coupe.

It is really easy just pay attention to the pics.

Tools required:

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10mm socket



Inner Taillights

Step 1) If you have the trunk liner you have to remove that. Just pull down gently and the push clips should pop out. (you'll see what I mean once you see them) If you don't have the trunk liner move to Step 2



Step 2) Remove the Plastic Covers over the inner lights. Just use your fingers and carefully push downwards towards the top and they will pop right out.



Once you have the cover off, you can now remove the light itself. Just take your 10mm socket and remove the 2 bolts. Unclip the plug and then press the plastic clips inwards and push the light out.




Outers Taillights:

Step 3)

To remove the outer taillights simply start by removing the net holder nut by just unscrewing it.



Once you have that nut removed just pull the carpet out of the way and twist the bulb out of its socket and put it to the side.
Then remove the 2 10mm bolts and slide the light out.






Third Brake Light:

Step 4:

To remove the third brake light simply remove the 2 - 10mm bolts on both sides of the light, and then unplug the light.





Then look on both side right next the the bolt studs. There are little plastic tabs that you will push inwards and pull down at the same time and the light will come right out.






There ya go, it's that simple.




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Nice write up...
I've had trouble removing the inner tail lights before and this would have totally helped a lot =)
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nice write up but i firgured it out myself

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yeah thanks bud for helping me out bro,, def nice write up,,, i def could use this tonight when iam doing me an my friends n his buds car, we are trying to get them ready for the pa car meet, also had a quick question, what do u guys/ girls think should i paint my interior trim that is grey to a red bc my interior color is that black an red color but it has a few colors that are red, what do u guys think.. jw

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oh btw its a 09 balt-ss/tc thanks with the black n red interior color, with that shitty grey color trim things,,,
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yeah thanks bud for helping me out bro,, def nice write up,,, i def could use this tonight when iam doing me an my friends n his buds car, we are trying to get them ready for the pa car meet, also had a quick question, what do u guys/ girls think should i paint my interior trim that is grey to a red bc my interior color is that black an red color but it has a few colors that are red, what do u guys think.. jw

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oh btw its a 09 balt-ss/tc thanks with the black n red interior color, with that shitty grey color trim things,,,
the meet in carlise?

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no its at raystown, its in june12-13

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huntington pa i believe its at raystown lake
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huntington pa i believe its at raystown lake
ooo that one i thought u ment the one in april lol

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Trunk liner? plastic light covers? cargo net? Wow.... Luxury balt. I got none of those. :-(


Sweet write up.

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Trunk liner? plastic light covers? cargo net? Wow.... Luxury balt. I got none of those. :-(


Sweet write up.
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Trunk liner? plastic light covers? cargo net? Wow.... Luxury balt. I got none of those. :-(


Sweet write up.
me either don't feel bad, base models are still good
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