how do i remove rear tail light cover to replace brake bulb?

Asked by Oct 03, 2012 at 01:45 PM about the 2009 GMC Yukon XL Denali

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i removed the 2 screws but could not remove the cover. stopped trying for fear of breaking it. still w/o new bulb. thanks

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I'm not 100% sure about this. But inside behind the light or on the side of it, where the doors are, There should be screws or something holding it in place. You might have to take off a panel to get to it. And after that, it should just come right out. If not. There should be a way to get access to the light and it should twist out. I couldn't find anything for it online.

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I need to change my brake light bulb, read this post and decided to call my dealership parts department. I was told the two retaining screws that are visible when you lift the rear door are to be removed. After the screws are removed the light cover is held in place by two pressure tabs on the light cover. I was told if you "gently" pry on the edge of the plate where the two screws were located the pressure tabs will pop out of their holders and the light cover will be released and you can access the bulb.

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