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Rear liftgate overhead interior lights, how to replace?

Do I need to remove the whole covering, if so, how? It looks like the clear plastic cover over the lights could be removed, is it that easy?
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Re: Rear liftgate overhead interior lights, how to replace?

no one?

i thought i saw a link before, can't find it?
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Re: Rear liftgate overhead interior lights, how to replace?

I couldn't get the lenses out of mine from the interior, so I had to pull the cover in order to gain access. This is also a good time to change the reverse lights that are in the lift gate. IIRC, the cover pops right off using a plastic trim tool...just go slow and work your way around the perimeter. I don't think there were any bolts that had to be undone, they are all "Christmas tree" fasteners. I do think there was one separate section up around the wiper motor that pulls off separately from the rest of the interior panel.
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Re: Rear liftgate overhead interior lights, how to replace?

^^^ you da man

i am thinking about the putco neutrons reverse lights too, but for $51.99 - not sure yet if it's worth it, seems like putco gets below avg reviews on amazon.com
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Re: Rear liftgate overhead interior lights, how to replace?

V-LEDS.com

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Re: Rear liftgate overhead interior lights, how to replace?

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Sorry for the late response.

too rich for my blood seems like amazon.com has some awesome prices and good return policy if it went tits-up
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Re: Rear liftgate overhead interior lights, how to replace?

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too rich for my blood seems like amazon.com has some awesome prices and good return policy if it went tits-up
Also, check to see if Amazon has any listed as "Used" available from Warehouse Deals. I purchased several sets of Putcos from Amazon for $4-$8 that were listed as used-like new for damaged packaging...when I got them I could find nothing wrong with them.
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Re: Rear liftgate overhead interior lights, how to replace?

i was able to pop the clear covers on the interior overhead lift-gate lights, it was easy with a micro flathead screwdriver - zero damage to the plastic trim. i was intrigued the 194 bulbs are tinted blue from the factory.
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Re: Rear liftgate overhead interior lights, how to replace?

You have a 2012 5.7 WK2.......but V-LEDS is too rich for your blood? ok.
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Re: Rear liftgate overhead interior lights, how to replace?

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You have a 2012 5.7 WK2.......but V-LEDS is too rich for your blood? ok.
They are expensive for what they are...
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You have a 2012 5.7 WK2.......but V-LEDS is too rich for your blood? ok.
i think all in all, it's from the same chinese maker, just re-packaged in a pretty box
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i think all in all, it's from the same chinese maker, just re-packaged in a pretty box
V-LEDS are hand made here in the USA. Putco come from China.
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